Security, Economic Relations Top Agenda Of Buhari’s Washington Visit

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Security and economic relations will top President Muhammadu Buhari’s event-laden four – day trip to the United States of America.

According to a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the Buhari, who departs on Sunday and will be welcomed by the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, will meet with President Barack Obama on Monday in what is expected to be an eventful visit.

Following the meeting with Obama at the White House, President Buhari will meet with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, an army general, and Deputy Secretary of Defence, Robert Work, for discussions on defence cooperation between the two countries.



    “The President will also meet with Vice President Joe Biden and confer with the US Attorney-General, Loretta Lynch, the US Secretary of Treasury, Jack Lew, the US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker and the US Trade representative, Michael Froman on United States support for his administration’s war against corruption as well as fresh measures to boost Nigeria-United States trade relations,” the statement said.

    There will also be meetings with the U.S. Senate and congressional committees on foreign relations and also the Black Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Among those to accompany the President on the journey are the governors of Imo, Nasarawa, Edo, Borno, and Oyo states, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, permanent secretaries of ministries of defence, foreign affairs and trade and investment.

    Before leaving the U.S., the President will speak at the United States Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Council for Africa as well as address Nigerians in the American Diaspora. He is also expected also to meet with members of the American War College Class of 1980, his former classmates.


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