FG Could Plan Trump’s Proposed Visit To Nigeria In 2019
The suggestion by the U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Nigeria may not happen any moment soon as it will take up to a year to prepare, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said.
Onyeama said in Washington DC that Trump also has a very busy schedule while Nigeria’s general election is also coming up.
Trump had told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would like to visit Nigeria, a country he described as “amazing’’.
“I would very much like to visit Nigeria. It is an amazing country and in certain ways, I hear from the standpoint of the beauty of a country.
“There is no country more beautiful,” Trump said on Monday at a joint briefing with Buhari.
However, Onyeama said: “Regarding the invitation, well if the programmers of the two presidents are very very intensive, it usually takes anything up to a year to prepare for invitation at that kind of level before they actually take place.
“Of course in Nigeria you know we have elections coming up and a very very busy schedule as that of President Trump. May be sometime next year we could envisage something like that,” he said.
Onyeama explained that Mr Buhari’s outing at the U.S. was a win-win for Nigeria and the U.S.
He added that each president had 10 members of his delegation during the bilateral meeting between Messrs Buhari and Trump.