The United States and Japan have pledged to renew economic, financial and other cooperation with Nigeria after the 29 May inauguration of President-elect Olusegun Obasanjo, media reports said on Wednesday.
Stuart Eizenstat, the US Under-Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, said the cooperation would include a joint economic partnership and US backing in Nigeria's quest for better credit terms with international financial institutions.
Speaking at the end of a visit to Nigeria this week, 'The Guardian' quoted him as saying: "With the successful transition from military to elected government on 29 May, the door will be open for US partnership and support."
In Tokyo, where Obasanjo is on a two-day visit, a similar pledge was made during a meeting with the Japanese foreign minister, Masahiko Komura, news agencies said.
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