Buhari President says his visit to US will strengthen ties between two countries

Buhari also expressed optimism that his meeting with US President, Barack Obama would boost Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.

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US President, Barack Obama and Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that his impending visit to the United States of America will strengthen ties between the two countries.

US President, Barack Obama and Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari play

US President, Barack Obama and Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari

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Buhari also expressed optimism that his meeting with US President, Barack Obama would boost Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.

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Boko Haram terrorists

(Nigeria Monitor)

 

The President made the comments on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, during a meeting with the United States Deputy Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken.

Blinken, speaking on behalf of Obama, expressed his sympathy over the recent spate of terror attacks in Nigeria.

Senator Shehu Sani, speaks with an injured victim of the Sabon-Gari Local Government Secretariat bomb blast, on the outskirts of the city of Zaria, in Kaduna, Nigeria July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer play Senator Shehu Sani, speaks with an injured victim of the Sabon-Gari Local Government Secretariat bomb blast, on the outskirts of the city of Zaria, in Kaduna, Nigeria July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

 

More than 500 people have died in such attacks since Buhari became President on May 29.

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Buhari takes oath of office at the Presidential Inauguration ceremony held at Eagle Square, Abuja on May 29.

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The Nigerian President is set to visit Obama in Washington on July 20.

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