UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome the leader of Nigeria to the White House later this month.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on April 30.
Sanders said that the two will discuss economic reforms, fighting terrorism and ways to grow Nigeria’s “role as a democratic leader in the region.”
Sanders added that the U.S.’ relationship with the African country is “deep and strong.”
Last year, the State Department approved the sale of 12 high-tech attack planes and equipment worth nearly $600 million to Nigeria. The Obama administration had previously halted the sale over reports that Nigeria’s air force was bombing civilians.
Seventy-five-year-old Buhari announced earlier this month that he plans to seek reelection in 2019.