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U.S – Nigeria enter new era of greater opportunities, says Secretary of State Pompeo

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Nigeria and the United States of America have entered a new era featuring with greater opportunities, said U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, during a phone call to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Secretary Pompeo assured President Buhari that with him in the Department of State, relations between both countries would get even better.

He reiterated the desire of the U.S to continue to pursue, side by side with Nigeria, matters of common interest on the African continent, including the fight against terrorism and corruption, trade and development.

State Department officials in Washington, speaking to Per Second News Friday said the US is ready to work with Nigeria to further cement political mutual trust, better connect development strategies and deepen the cooperation, so that US-Nigeria relations will keep breaking new grounds in the years to come.

President Buhari on the phone

Relations are growing on a good trajectory with frequent high-level visits, wide cooperation and dynamic people-to-people exchanges, said the official.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States.

The President, also used the opportunity to congratulate the new Secretary of State on his appointment.

President Buhari recalled his past meeting with Mr Pompeo, then as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and thanked him for the enormous support the U.S. has extended to the Nigerian security and intelligence services.

The President requested the Secretary of State to extend his appreciation to President Donald Trump for the warm reception he was given in the course of his recent visit to the White House.

 

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