President Muhamadu Buhari and the U.S. Secreatary of State, Mike Pompeo, spoke on the telephone on Thursday, discussing the longstanding relationship between the U.S. and Nigeria.
U.S. Department of State disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Spokesperson for the Department, Ms Heather Nauert, said Pompeo, during the call, underscored Buhari’s visit to the U.S. on April 30, and recognised Nigeria’s leadership in Africa.
Nauert said: “On May 17, Secretary Pompeo called Nigerian President Buhari.
“The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April 30 official working visit of President Buhari to the White House.
“He recognized Nigerian leadership across the African continent on priorities we share: countering terrorism and other threats to peace and security, creating economic opportunity, fighting corruption, and advancing democracy and stability.
“The Secretary welcomed continued cooperation in advancing our nations’ mutual prosperity”.
According to Nauert, Pompeo also spoke on phone with Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani and Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom.