What Buhari, US secretary of state discussed - Presidency

What Buhari, US secretary of state discussed - Presidency

- President Buhari received a phone call from the US secretary of state on Thursday, May 17

- During the call, the president said he is happy with the Nigeria, US relations

President Muhammadu Buhari, who recently met with US president, Donald Trump, has on Thursday, May 17, expressed satisfaction with the level of relationship between Nigeria and the United states.

According to President's Buhari's senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the president made this known while receiving a telephone call from Michael Pompeo, the US secretary of state, The Sun reports.

Shehu said: “Buhari recalled his past meeting with Mr Pompeo, then as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and thanked him for the enormous support the US had extended to the Nigerian security and intelligence services.

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“The president requested the Secretary of State to extend his appreciation to President Donald Trump for the warm reception he was given during his recent visit to the White House.

“Secretary Pompeo assured President Buhari that with him in the Department of State, relations between both countries would get even better.

“He reiterated the desire of the U.S to continue to pursue, side by side with Nigeria, matters of common interest on the African continent, including the fight against terrorism and corruption, trade and development.”

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Legit.ng 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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Source: Legit.ng

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