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Telegram 4100 From the Embassy in Nigeria to the Department of State, April 5, 1976, 0620Z

US Government State Department


April 5, 1976, 0620Z

Ambassador Easum explained Nigeria's motives for canceling Secretary of State Kissinger's visit to Nigeria. He indicated that security concerns were the primary reason, although Nigeria's wish to maintain distance from the United States was also a factor.

Source: Department of State, Lagos Embassy Files: Lot 79 F 43, ORG-POL-3, Henry Kissinger, Pending Visit. Confidential; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by DCM Olivers S. Crosby, cleared by Robert L. Bruce of the Political Section, approved by Ambassador Donald B. Easum.

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