Buhari, Trump in telephone conversation

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, had a telephone conversation in Monday afternoon. 
 
The American president spoke to him in London where he is still on medical vacation. 
 
Special Adviser to the president, Femi Adesina, confirmed the occurrence of the telephone conversation in a statement issued in Abuja. 
 
It said the conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet.
 
The statement added: “The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.
 
“President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military. 
 
“President Trump assured the Nigerian President of US readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism.”
 
The statement revealed that 
 President Trump also invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date.
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