Nigeria: White House Confirms Trump/Buhari Phone Call, Gives Details

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Nigeria: White House Confirms Trump/Buhari Phone Call, Gives Details

The White House has confirmed the news that President Donald Trump had a phone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. With this confirmation, the rumours that phone conversation between the two Presidents was false can be put to rest.

The confirmation was done via a readout which was published on its website – whitehouse.gov – also confirmed major issues mentioned in the statements released via twitter by the Nigerian Presidency.

See also: Nigeria: Buhari’s Conversation With Donald Trump – Presidency

Adesina had earlier tweeted that the phone call was cordial and issues regarding ways to coorporate in the fight against terrorism were discussed. He also said that Trump was willing to agree to a new deal that will see the U.S providing much needed military equipment to Nigeria.

Below is the full readout:

“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.”

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