Details of Bilateral Talks Between Pres. Buhari and US Secretary John Kerry
President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in Washington DC in the United States of America where he is attending the 4th Nuclear Security Summit focused on proactive measures to prevent use of nuclear materials by terrorist groups.
On the sidelines of the summit, President Buhari held bilateral talks with the US government whose delegation to the meeting was led by the secretary of state, Mr John Kerry.
The US state department subsequently released details of the meeting through a statement signed by spokesperson, John Kirby and published on the state department website.
According to Kirby, “The Secretary expressed a firm commitment to continue working closely with Nigeria, highlighting the country’s importance to the region and to the continent. He offered continued US support for efforts to increase security and stability, and to promote development in the areas of northeast Nigeria that have fallen victim to terrorist attacks by Boko Haram.”
The statement added that at the meeting, Kerry offered the continued support of the American government to help Nigeria trace and investigate looted funds.
The US scribe also noted Nigeria’s potential to enhance its agricultural production and infrastructure, and the potential of these industries to generate more employment opportunities, especially for Nigerian youth. He also encouraged President Buhari to take steps to leverage private sector investment in these areas.
Credit: US State Department