President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday to Washington
DC on a four-day official visit during which he will hold high-level talks
with President Barack Obama and other senior officials of the United
Topmost on the agenda of President Buhari’s talks with President Obama
and United States Government officials will be measures to strengthen
and intensify bilateral and international cooperation against terrorism in
Nigeria and West-Africa.
President Buhari who will meet with President Obama at the White
House on Monday, July 20, will later hold further discussions with the
Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin
Dempsey and the Deputy Secretary of Defence, Robert Work on military
and defence cooperation.
The President will also meet with Vice President Joe Biden and confer
with the US Attorney-General, Loretta Lynch, the US Secretary of
Treasury, Jack Lew, the US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker and
the US Trade representative, Michael Froman on United States support
for his administration’s war against corruption as well as fresh measures
to boost Nigeria-United States trade relations.
The President, who will be received by the United States Secretary of
State at the State Department in Washington DC, will later hold meetings
with the United States Senate and Congressional Committees on Foreign
Relations, as well as the Black Caucus of the United States House of
Before leaving Washington DC, President Buhari will address the United
States Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Council for Africa.
The President, who will be accompanied by the Governors of Imo,
Nasarawa, Edo, Borno and Oyo States as well as the Governor of the
Central Bank of Nigeria and Permanent Secretaries of the Federal
Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Industry, Trade and Investment,
will also host an interactive session with Nigerians in the American
The US trip will also afford President Buhari the opportunity of a
reunion with members of the American War College Class of 1980 in
which he was a distinguished participant.
He is due back in Abuja on Thursday, July 23. Femi Adesina Special
Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) July 15, 2015