The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has been invited to a rendezvous by President Barack Obama of the United States of America at the White House on the 20th of July, 2015.
The invitation was announced via a statement on the White house website, and also confirmed by Ambassador Susan Rice via her twitter handle; @AmbassadorRice
The statement read, ”On Monday, July 20, President Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. The visit will underscore the United States’ longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power.
”President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Buhari our many shared priorities including US.-Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria’s efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that will help unlock its full potential as a regional and global leader. In addition to hosting President Buhari at the White House, the United States will welcome President Buhari’s senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship”.
While the tweet read, “Today, we announced the @WhiteHouse visit next month of Nigerian President Buhari, who was inaugurated in May after a historic election”.