Trump Calls Buhari, Pledges to Help Nigeria Fight Terrorism

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UNITED States of America President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari in a telephone conversation, inviting him to Washington DC at a “mutually convenient” date.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, confirmed Buhari, who is currently in London, on vacation, congratulated Trump on his election as US president .

The two leaders, according to Adesina, discussed areas to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Adesina twitted: “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.”

—  Feb 13, 2017 @ 18:30 GMT

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