NEWS: Donald Trump to Host Buhari in White House, April 30


US President Donald Trump has requested the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari to the White House on April 30, Reuters reports.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the White House, which said Trump is looking forward to discussing how the 2 countries can improve their partnership.

“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 statement read.

“President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities.”

The priorities are said to include: “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.”

Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had visited Nigeria back in march following Trump’s comment where he described African nations as “s—hole countries.”


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