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Boko Haram Insurgency: White House To Host Buhari On July 20

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The United States President, Barack Obama, will host President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on July 20 to discuss how to fight the Boko Haram militant group, among other issues. The White House said on Thursday

This was said in a statement issued from the White House.

The statement said that 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 that president Obama and president Buhari will discuss the two countries’ many shared priorities including US.-Nigeria cooperation to advance “a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram”

During the visit, advancing economic and political reforms in Nigeria will also be discussed between senior government advisers from both countries, the White House saidim.