Our relationship remains strong - US secretary of state calls President Buhari

Our relationship remains strong - US secretary of state calls President Buhari

- The US government calls President Muhammadu Buhari days after he visited Donald Trump

- The spokesperson for the department, Heather Nauert, confirms the call to Buhari

- The discussion centres on the relationship between US and Nigeria

Days after his return from the United States, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has called President Muhamadu Buhari and reaffirmed the longstanding relationship between his country and Nigeria, the department of state has said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the spokesperson for the department, Heather Nauert, said Pompeo, during the call, also underscored Buhari’s visit to the US on April 30, and recognised Nigeria’s leadership in Africa.

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“On May 17, secretary Pompeo called Nigerian President Buhari.

“The secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April 30 official working visit of President Buhari to the White House.

“He recognized Nigerian leadership across the African continent on priorities we share: countering terrorism and other threats to peace and security, creating economic opportunity, fighting corruption, and advancing democracy and stability.

“The secretary welcomed continued cooperation in advancing our nations’ mutual prosperity,” she said.

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Buhari visited the US on April 30, at the invitation of President Donald Trump. He also held bilateral meetings with Trump at the White House.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was assured by the United States president, Donald Trump, that his country will soon release fighter jets worth $496 million to Nigeria to aid the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

The US president gave the assurance on Monday, April 30 at a conference with President Buhari after their meeting in the White House

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