By Adenike Lucas
The White House has released the details of the conversation between President Donald Trump and his Nigerian counterpart.
In a statement released this week, the Office of the Press Secretary confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the US President discussed about “the strong cooperation between both countries,” via telephone on Monday.
Readout of the President’s Call with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
“President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.
“President Trump underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria, and he expressed interest in working with President Buhari to expand the strong partnership.
“The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and worldwide. President Trump expressed support for the sale of aircraft from the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.
“President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasized the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in international forums.”