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Thursday, 21 September 2017

President Buhari reveals what he discussed with President Trump

- President Buhari thanked President Trump for his call to him when he was in Londom

- He also thanked the US for supplying the Nigerian army with weapons to fight Boko Haram

- He said Nigeria will continue to count on the support of the US

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the content of the conversation between him and President Donald Trump of the US in New York.

The US president hosted select African heads of state on Wednesday, September 20 on the side-line of the United Nations General Assembly.

In a post on his official Facebook page, President Buhari revealed that they discussed the US’ support for Nigeria especially in the area of corruption and terrorism.

He also appreciated Trump’s call to him in London and for also fulfilling ghr promise of supplying arms to support the fight against Boko Haram.

Read the post below:
"This afternoon in New York I joined a number of fellow African Heads of State at a Lunch hosted by President Donald J. Trump. We discussed, among other things, America's ongoing support for Nigeria's fight against Terrorism and Corruption.

"I thanked President Trump for his goodwill phone call to me earlier in the year, while I was in London, and for fulfilling the promise he made at the time regarding America's supply of arms to our Military, to support the fight against Boko Haram.

"Our relationship with the United States is one we value very highly, and we will continue to count on America's enthusiastic support, including for the repatriation of looted public funds, and in the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin and in the Gulf of Guinea."

NAIJ.com had reported that that President Buhari met with his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The development was made public by Adesina. NAIJ.com gathers that the meeting took place on Wednesday, September 20.

Also present at the meeting, were Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser.

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