Buhari receives former South African president Thabo Mbeki in Abuja

Buhari receives former South African president Thabo Mbeki in Abuja

The former South African leader, Thabo Mbeki, on Thursday, October 4, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mbeki's visit is majorly for the purpose of discussing issues bordering on illicit financial low from Africa.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received a former leader of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, chairperson African Union (AU) high level panel on illicit financial flow from Africa.

The meeting of the two leaders was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, although the reason for the high-profile visit is not yet known.

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Mbeki arrived the Presidential Villa in the afternoon of Thursday and was led to the office of the president.

Mbeki is one of the African leaders who have visited President Buhari in 2018. President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, June 10, departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

The president who left at about 1:55 pm was accompanied on the trip by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state and other senior government officials.

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He said the two leaders would discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries, following prior engagements in December 2016, during the official visit of the Moroccan leader to Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Buhari would be hosted by US President Donald Trump on Monday, April 30, at the White House to discuss issues, including fighting terrorism and economic growth.

Buhari, during the one-day official working visit to the U.S. at the invitation of Trump, would have bilateral meeting with the U.S. president and a working lunch.

“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,” the White House said.

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Source: Legit.ng

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