JUST IN: Telephone conversation: What Buhari told US Secretary of State –Presidency

JUST IN:  Telephone conversation:  What Buhari told US Secretary of State –Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his appreciation for the support Nigeria enjoys from the United States of America over the fight against terrorism among other things.

The president expressed his gratitude in a telephone conversation with the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, on Thursday.

Buhari also expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States.

During the telephone conversation, the president congratulated the new Secretary of State on his appointment.

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He recalled his past meeting with Mr. Pompeo, then as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and thanked him for the enormous support the U.S. had extended to the Nigerian security and intelligence services.

The president requested the Secretary of State to extend his appreciation to President Donald Trump for the warm reception he was given in the course of his recent visit to the White House.

Secretary Pompeo assured President Buhari that with him in the Department of State, relations between both countries would get even better.

He reiterated the desire of the U.S to continue to pursue, side by side with Nigeria, matters of common interest on the African continent, including the fight against terrorism and corruption, trade and development.

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