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Buhari Congratulates U.S President, Joe Biden, Vice President, Kamala Harris

President Muhammadu Buhari and United States of America’s President Joe Biden

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new president of the United States of America, President Joe Biden and the Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris as they took the oath of office on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

The President in a release issued by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, welcomed the inauguration of Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America respectively and expressed hope that their presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent.

Buhari in congratulating the leaders, and the entire United States on the successful transition, said it marked an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole.

He said, “We look forward to the Biden presidency with great hope and optimism for the strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty and improvement of economic ties and expansion of trade.

“We hope that this will be an era of great positivity between our two nations, as we jointly address issues of mutual interest.”

The statement further said,” President Buhari and all Nigerians rejoice with President Joe Biden, sharing the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has African and Asian ancestry.”

 

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