Thursday 16 February 2017

White House releases trascript of call between President Trump and President Buhari

Few days ago, it made rounds on the internet that American president Donald Trump,in a attempt to strengthen ties with other global leaders, called Nigerian president Buhari to discuss issues concerning terrorism, economy etc. Immediately after the call, the Nigerian presidency confirmed that the two presidents had the phone call.

Now the White House has also released a trascript to what was discussed on phone by the two presidents. The trascript reads:

"President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.
President Trump underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria, and he expressed interest in working with President Buhari to expand the strong partnership.  The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and worldwide.  President Trump expressed support for the sale of aircraft from the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.  President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasized the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in international forums".!

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