United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called President Muhamadu Buhari and reaffirmed the longstanding relationship between America and Nigeria, according to the U.S Department of State.
This was disclosed by the Spokesperson for the Department, Ms Heather Nauert, who stated that Pompeo, during the call, also underscored Buhari’s visit to the U.S on April 30, and recognised Nigeria’s leadership role on the African continent.
Nauert said: “On May 17, Secretary Pompeo called Nigerian President Buhari.
“The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April 30 official working visit of President Buhari to the White House.
“He recognized Nigerian leadership across the African continent on priorities we share: countering terrorism and other threats to peace and security, creating economic opportunity, fighting corruption, and advancing democracy and stability.
“The Secretary welcomed continued cooperation in advancing our nations’ mutual prosperity.”