Mike Pompeo calls Buhari, assures him of ‘mutual prosperity’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has phoned President Buhari assuring him of mutual prosperity

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has assured Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari of a mutual prosperity between both countries during a telephone call.

Spokesperson for the Department, Ms Heather Nauert, said Pompeo, during the call, also underscored Buhari’s visit to the US on April 30, and recognised Nigeria’s leadership in Africa.

Nauert said: “On May 17, Secretary Pompeo called Nigerian President Buhari.

“The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April 30 official working visit of President Buhari to the White House.

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“He recognized Nigerian leadership across the African continent on priorities we share: countering terrorism and other threats to peace and security, creating economic opportunity, fighting corruption, and advancing democracy and stability.

“The Secretary welcomed continued cooperation in advancing our nations’ mutual prosperity”.

Buhari visited the US on April 30 at the invitation of President Donald Trump, and held bilateral meetings with the US President at the White House.

The meetings, which also had cabinet members from both sides, focused on security, economy and the fight against corruption.

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