President Buhari writes Donald Trump, seeks cooperation

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President Buhari has congratulated Donald J. Trump on the occasion of his election as the president of United States.

The congratulatory message was released by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

President Buhari said he looked forward to working with Trump to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

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The statement read, “On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President-elect, Donald Trump, on his victory in the United States presidential election.

 “President Buhari also congratulates American citizens on the outcome of the election.

The election was keenly observed by all true lovers of democracy and those who believe in the will of the people.

“The President looks forward to working together with President-elect Trump to strengthen the already established friendly relations between both countries.

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“The president expects cooperation on many shared foreign policy priorities, such as the fight against terrorism, peace and security, economic growth, democracy and good governance.

“As Mr. Trump prepares to assume the position of the President of the United States, President Buhari extends his good wishes to him on the onerous task of leading the world’s strongest economy.”

“Congratulations.”