U.S. President Barack Obama to host President Buhari on July 20

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to the United States on Monday, July 20, 2015, where he will be hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

A statement released by the White House Thursday said the visit underscores the U.S.’ longstanding friendship with Nigeria, “our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power”.
The White House said President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Buhari “our many shared priorities including U.S.-Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria’s efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that will help unlock its full potential as a regional and global leader.

“In addition to hosting President Buhari at the White House, the United States will welcome President Buhari’s senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship”.
Credit: ThisDay