Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is expected to visit the United States of America to meet with President Barrack Obama on July 20.
The Ministry of foreign affairs has explained that the purpose of the meeting will be to discuss political and economic issues which are mutually beneficial to both countries.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Lolo said in a press briefing; “A statement has been made to the effect that the President will be in Washington for a meeting with Barack Obama on July 20, and I am affirming here that an invitation has been extended and President Buhari has accepted. Suffice me to say that it is true, he is going .
“But the notice for the visit, let me make it clear that no nation can exist as an Ireland to itself. You do not hesitate to accept invitation simply because you must address certain issues at a time when you have a window to engage. So, he is going to Washington this month to meet with President Barack Obama. It is not expression or romance. It is due to the quality of relationship between Nigeria and America that so soon after assuming office, there is the willingness to engage Nigeria .
“There is opportunities in the visit because Mr. President will use that occasion to once again state what his vision is for the country. And he will not just take this to a small crowd. The U.S. audience is a very large one. President Buhari will have that opportunity to meet not only with the government but the private sector operators. These are the occasions when countries are able to mobilize support and market the product successfully.”
The meeting will mark the second time President Buhari will hold talks with President Obama following the G7 summit last month.