The phone call was initially confirmed by White House Press Secretary, Sean Michael Spicer during a press briefing on Tuesday, February 14.
Trump spoke with Buhari and South African President, Jacob Zuma on Monday, February 13.
The phone calls were initially confirmed by White House Press Secretary and Communications Director, Sean Michael Spicer during a press briefing on Tuesday, February 14.
Spicer also said that readouts of Trump’s conversations with both leaders were available.
Read the readout of Trump’s talk with Buhari below:
“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.”
Buhari spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement released on Monday, said that the two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.
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Adesina also said that President Trump invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date.