Obama Hosts Buhari Next MonthLatest News, News, U.S./Canada, Uncategorized, World News Thursday, June 25th, 2015
By Ayo Balogun, Lagos – United States (US) President Barrack Obama will play host to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari next month – July 20, 2015.
This is contained in a press statement issued Wednesday from the White House.
The release informed that the visit would underscore the United States’ “longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power”.
The statement said President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Buhari the two countries’ many shared priorities including US.-Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic; regional approach to combating Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria’s efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that would help unlock its full potential as a regional and global leader.
In addition to hosting, the White House, the US would welcome President Buhari’s senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship.
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