John Kerry To Meet Buhari On Boko Haram, Economy Next Week

*ALSO To Visit Kenya, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled for a trip to Nigeria to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on issues ranging from economy to security in the West African leading country. He is expected in Nigeria next week on Thursday.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said while in Nigeria both the Secretary of State and President Buhari will discuss cooperation on the fight against Boko Haram as well as issues on economy and human rights.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the Ukraine crisis after his meetings with other foreign ministers in Paris, March 5, 2014. Kerry spoke to reporters at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the Ukraine crisis after his meetings with other foreign ministers in Paris, March 5, 2014. Kerry spoke to reporters at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (FRANCE – Tags: POLITICS)


He disclosed also that John Kerry would visit Kenya and Saudi Arabia as his schedule of travels has indicated.

He said, in Nigeria, he would meet President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss cooperation on the fight against Boko Haram militants, the Nigerian economy and human rights issues.

John Kirby said Kerry’s visit to Kenya would focus on South Sudan’s peace process and Somalia’s political transition.

“In Saudi Arabia, Kerry would meet senior Saudi leaders as well as counterparts from Gulf Arab states to discuss the conflict in Yemen, Kirby said.

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