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Buhari's US itinerary confirmed

16 July 2015, 07:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Measures to strengthen and intensify bilateral and international cooperation against terrorism in Nigeria and West-Africa will top the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari's meetings with United States President Barack Obama and other officials.

The Presidency has disclosed the agenda ahead of Buhari departing Abuja on Sunday to Washington DC on a four-day official visit. 

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the President will hold high-level talks with President Barack Obama and other senior officials of the United States government. 

Adesina added that Buhari would meet Obama at the White House on Monday before further discussions with the Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, and the Deputy Secretary of Defence, Robert Work, on military and defence cooperation.

Also Read:  Security to top agenda when Buhari meets Obama - spokesman

The President will also meet Vice President, Joe Biden, and confer with the US Attorney-General, Loretta Lynch, Secretary of Treasury, Jack Lew, Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, and the US Trade representative, Michael Froman, on US support against corruption as well as fresh measures to boost Nigeria-US trade relations.

Buhari is also expected to meet US Senate and Congressional Committees on Foreign Relations, as well as the Black Caucus of the US House of Representatives.

He will address the United States Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Council for Africa before returning Abuja on Thursday next week.

- CAJ News


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