September 4, 1981

The President has asked Vice President George Bush to lead the U.S. delegation to the sixth round of U.S.-Nigeria bilateral economic talks, September 8 and 9, in Washington, D.C. Nigerian Vice President Alex Ekwueme will chair his country's delegation to the annual consultations. The talks will explore issues of mutual concern in the areas of agriculture, energy, trade and investment, health, education, and science and technology.

In addition to presiding over the talks, the two Vice Presidents will have a private meeting during Vice President Ekwueme's stay.