Obama Hosts Buhari In July
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, (THEWILL) – President Barack Obama will host President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on July 20, where both leaders are expected to discuss several issues of mutual interest.
The White House in a statement said Buhari's “visit will underscore the United States' longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria's new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power.”
The statement further said: “President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Buhari our many shared priorities including US. -Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria's efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that will help unlock its full potential as a regional and global leader.
“In addition to hosting President Buhari at the White House, the United States will welcome President Buhari's senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship.”
Obama and other leaders met with Buhari at the G7 summit earlier this month to discuss efforts at combating the Boko Haram, which continues to execute deadly suicide, attacks in north eastern Nigeria.