Abuja - United States Vice President, Joe Biden, has affirmed his country's readiness to expand collaborations with Nigeria on issues of common concern.
These include economic and security matters.
According to a statement the White House made available to CAJ News, Bidden made the pledge when he spoke with Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to congratulate him on his victory in the recent elections.
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"The Vice President commended President-elect Buhari for his leadership in helping to ensure the elections were conducted peacefully and urged him to continue to foster a smooth, inclusive, and peaceful transition with President Jonathan," read a statement.
"The Vice President expressed the United States’ support for Nigeria’s efforts to counter Boko Haram, recover hostages held by the group, and protect civilian populations," the White House statement added.
The US Vice President also expressed the willingness of the United States to partner more closely with Nigeria to strengthen its economy.
- CAJ News