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U.S. Vice President, Biden, congratulates Buhari

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Vice President Biden has spoken with Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his victory in the recent Nigerian elections and affirm that the United States stands ready to expand collaboration with Nigeria on issues of common concern, including economic and security matters.

A statement by the office the Vice President released by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Public Affairs Section said Biden commended Buhari for his leadership in helping to ensure the elections were conducted peacefully and urged him to continue to foster a smooth, inclusive, and peaceful transition with President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Vice President expressed the United States’ support for Nigeria’s efforts to counter Boko Haram, recover hostages held by the group, and protect civilian populations.

Biden also expressed the willingness of the United States to partner more closely with Nigeria to strengthen its economy.