Obama To Host Buhari At White House July 20

Buhari-TravelPresident Barak Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on Monday, July 20.

According to a statement from the White House on Wednesday, the visit will underscore the United States’ “longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power”.

It also said President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Buhari the two countries’ many shared priorities including U.S-Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria’s efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that will help unlock its full potential as a regional and global power.

In addition to hosting President Buhari at the White House, the statement said United States will welcome the Nigerian leader’s senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship.