Nigerian President ‘Muhammadu Buhari’ met with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, Check out some of their meeting Photos
As we previously reported, Nigerian President ‘Muhammadu Buhari’ is in the U.S for a four day visit, and on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted the Nigerian President at the State Department. President Buhari had previous met with President Barack Obama a day earlier, on ‘Monday’ at the White House to discuss the threat posed by Boko Haram militants and other issues.
Obama praised the recent election in Nigeria marking the first democratic transfer of power since the end of military rule in 1999.
“We saw an election in which a peaceful transition to a new government took place,” Obama said. “It was an affirmation to Nigeria’s commitment to democracy.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday emphasized the U.S. commitment to working with Nigeria to help counter “disruptive terrorist activities.” But Earnest said such cooperation includes the requirement the Nigerian government improve its human rights record.
“To make sure that even as they are carrying out counterterrorism raids and other security operations, that they are mindful of the basic human rights of their people,” Earnest said. “And that was certainly an important part of the conversation that the president had today.”
Here are some of the photos from the meeting on Tuesday!