(AGI) - Lagos 19 sep - Governments of United States of America and Nigeria have exchanged views on the ongoing efforts to engage in dialogue with the African country's Niger Delta militants and sought an immediate and peaceful resolution to the conflict. This effort was part of the highlights of a meeting between the American National Security Adviser, Susan E. Rice and Nigeria's National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno at the White House recently, where both discussed opportunities to expand cooperation between their two countries. Rice welcomed the progress Nigeria and its regional partners have made in the fight against Boko Haram, now known as ISIL's West Africa Province and she encouraged Nigeria to maintain focus on defeating the group militarily while establishing good governance and providing basic services in liberated areas. They also discussed the urgent need for international collaboration to support the Government of Nigeria's response to the humanitarian emergency in the country's northeast region. (AGI) .