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Buhari upbeat ahead of Obama meeting

09 July 2015, 09:51Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed hope that his forthcoming meeting with President Barack Obama would strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria and the United States.

The two heads of state are scheduled to meet in July 20 in the US.

Speaking after meeting the United States Deputy Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, Buhari said his talks with Obama would also give a much needed impetus to his administration’s efforts to overcome the challenge of terrorism.

Buhari told Blinken that Nigeria also looked forward to greater support from the United States for the multinational Joint Task Force being mobilized against Boko Haram.

Also Read: Buhari says end in sight for Boko Haram

He said that Nigeria and other Gulf of Guinea nations would also welcome more cooperation from the United States to enhance maritime security in the Gulf and curb crude oil theft.

Meanwhile, Blinken commiserated with President Buhari and all Nigerians over the recent loss of lives in terrorist attacks.

The Under Secretary of State said that he was convinced Buhari’s election would further expand the frontiers of the existing relationship between Nigeria and the United States.

He assured President Buhari that the United States government would be ready to discuss all matters put forward by the Nigerian government during the President’s visit to Washington.

- CAJ News


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