AU Chairperson, Condes, Speaks With President Buhari

AU Chairperson, Condes, Speaks With President Buhari

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU), President Alpha Conde of Guinea, Friday, called President Muhammadu Buhari in London, to wish him good health and speedy recovery.

According to the Special Adviser to the President  on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Conde, said he was calling on behalf of leaders of member countries of the AU, assured the Nigerian President that all African leaders stand with him in prayers at a time like this.

President Buhari, while thanking President Conde for the telephone call, used the opportunity to congratulate him on his recent election as AU Chairperson during the 28th Ordinary Summit of the continental body in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2017.

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The Nigerian President, who could not attend the AU Summit, wished his Guinean counterpart a successful tenure.

President Buhari also expressed confidence that Africa will witness improved political stability, security and economic growth during Conde’s tenure.

In February, United States President, Donald Trump spoke with President Buhari, discussed the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.

Also on Wednesday, 2 March, King Mohammed VI of Morocco had a telephone conversation with the President in London, where the Nigerian president is on vacation.

The King, who initiated the call, asked after the President’s health and expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement.

The two leaders also discussed the current stage of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic crude oil pipeline project.

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