President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the content of his conversation with the President of the United States Donald Trump at the sidelines of 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
The US president had hosted select African heads of state yesterday at the end of UNGA 72.
Speaking on his verified Facebook page, President Buhari said:
- “This afternoon in New York I joined a number of fellow African Heads of State at a Lunch hosted by President Donald J. Trump. We discussed, among other things, America’s ongoing support for Nigeria’s fight against Terrorism and Corruption.
- “I thanked President Trump for his goodwill phone call to me earlier in the year, while I was in London, and for fulfilling the promise he made at the time regarding America’s supply of arms to our Military, to support the fight against Boko Haram.
- “Our relationship with the United States is one we value very highly, and we will continue to count on America’s enthusiastic support, including for the repatriation of looted public funds, and in the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin and in the Gulf of Guinea.”