- Donald Trump has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to Washington
- The meeting is expected to address issues such as security and economic growth
The United States president, Donald Trump, has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a meeting at the White House on April 30, 2018.
According to a statement released by the US government, Trump is expected to discuss issues such as promoting economic growth and fighting terrorism with Buhari, The Nation reports.
The statement read: "President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region.
"The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity."
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The scheduled meeting will be the second between the two leaders as the two met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018, during a luncheon Trump held for a select group of African leaders.
President Buhari will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit which begins in London on 18 April and ends on 20 April.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Buhari, who is on an official leave in London, met with the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, April 15, Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesperson, has said.
Buhari had earlier announced that he would seek reelection in the 2019 presidential election. The development was made public by the president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmed.
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