Nigerian President Leaves Abuja For United States

President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja on an official visit to the United States of America on the invitation of President Donald Trump.

Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement that Buhari would have a bilateral meeting and a working lunch on Monday.
The meeting, according to Adesina, is to discuss ways to enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries and advance shared priorities such as promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security.

He said the meeting would further deepen United States-Nigeria relations. Buhari he said would meet with a group of business persons in agriculture and agro-processing, dairy and animal husbandry.

Meetings had earlier been scheduled between senior Nigerian government officials and executives of major United States companies in the areas of agriculture, aviation and transportation, he added.

Adesina said in the area of aviation, the Nigerian officials will be meeting with Boeing, the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, on the national carrier project.

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