President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on the inauguration as the 46th President and the first female black Vice President of the United States of America.

In a statement made available by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, Presidency expressed hope of cooperation and support to Nigerian and African continent.

The statement reads;

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly welcomes the inauguration of Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America on Wednesday, expressing hope that their presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent.

President Buhari congratulates the leaders, and the entire country on the successful transition, which marks an important historical inflexion point for democracy as a system of government and the global community as a whole.

“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,” the President 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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