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We Look Forward To Strengthening Our Existing Cordial Relationship, Buhari Tells Biden

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed great hope and optimism in the leadership of the new President of the United States, Joe Biden who took the oath of office on Wednesday.

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday night, the president said he expects that Biden’s presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent.

He said, “We look forward to the Biden presidency with great hope and optimism for the strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty and improvement of economic ties and expansion of trade.

“We hope that this will be an era of great positivity between our two nations, as we jointly address issues of mutual interest.”

Buhari congratulated Biden and the Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris on their emergence as the new leaders of the United States “at a time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs.”

“Your election is a significant reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means,” the president said.

The statement added,” President Buhari and all Nigerians rejoice with President Joe Biden, sharing the proud feeling that the first woman elected Vice President of the United States has African and Asian ancestry.”

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