Deputy Secretary Meets With President of Niger
Deputy Secretary Meets With
President of Niger
DoD News, Defense Media Activity.
Washington D.C. – (DoD
News) – August 8, 2014 – On the heels of the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit,
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met here yesterday with President Mahamadou
Issoufou of Niger.
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, shakes hands
with President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, Aug. 7, 2014. The two met in
Washington on the heels of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Work and Issoufou discussed wide-ranging areas of U.S.-Niger collaboration
and security cooperation, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson, the deputy
secretary’s spokeswoman, said in a statement summarizing the meeting.
The two leaders also spoke about the summit's significance and their shared
priorities for partnership, Hillson said. Work provided insights about the
Defense Department's commitment to Africa's security and its people, and he
highlighted deepened U.S. engagements in the region, she added.
The deputy secretary and president exchanged thoughts on Boko Haram, al-Qaida
in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb and the broader security climate in
northwest Africa, Hillson said.
State Department Fact Sheet on Niger
The Defense Department on Facebook
The Defense Department on Twitter
DoD News on Facebook
DoD News on Twitter
DoD Video News