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A Conversation with Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs


Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Nigeria 

In conversation with

W. Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

On August 21, 2023, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar was sworn in as Foreign Minister of Nigeria. Minister Tuggar is a major figure in President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet and is leading the implementation of the president’s new foreign policy initiative, the “4D Doctrine,” which focuses on Demography, Development, Diaspora, and Democracy. He has a significant focus on development, specifically on renewing and strengthening bilateral relations, facilitating socioeconomic growth, and promoting Nigeria’s sovereignty, regional integrity, and national interests.
He previously served as Nigeria's Ambassador to Germany for seven years, where he facilitated the state visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Nigeria, played a major role during the 23rd session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and generated the repatriation of lost artifacts from the German government. 

CGD’s Gyude Moore will host a conversation with Minister Tuggar to discuss Nigeria’s new foreign policy initiative, as well as some of the major economic and political challenges facing the country.


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