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Here is what U.S President, Donald Trump, discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari on phone today

President Trump, VP Pence, Priebus, Bannon in the Oval Office

President Muhammadu Buhari had a telephone conversation with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

According to the presidency, the conversation was cordial and Buhari congratulated Trump on his emergence as U.S President after the election.

They reportedly discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Picture of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari seated on a sofa and making phone call while on vacation in Europe

According to a press release by Buhari’s aide, Femi Adesina, he noted that Trump encouraged Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing and also commended him for the efforts in securing the release of 24 Chibok Girls.

Read the Press Release from the Presidency below;

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

BUHARI SPEAKS TO TRUMP ON TELEPHONE

President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President.

The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.

The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.

President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.

President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.

President Trump also invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date.

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 13, 2017

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