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President Buhari impressed over Nigeria-US relations


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States.

A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant, Media & Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, indicated that the President expressed his delight on the current state of the countries’ bilateral relations on Thursday during a telephone chat with the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo.

President Buhari also used the opportunity to congratulate the new Secretary of State on his appointment.

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. has continued to extend to 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.

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.