Buhari meets Ouattara behind closed door in Aso Rock

From left: President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire; President Muhammadu Buhari; Chief of Staff, to the President, Abba Kyari and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed during the visit of President Ouattara to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (30/10/17). PHOTO: Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed door with visiting President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D’Ivoire at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ouattara, who arrived the Presidential Villa at about 12.15 p.m., was introduced to some cabinet ministers and presidential aides by President Buhari before the commencement of their meeting.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two presidents are meeting officially for the first time since the inauguration of President Buhari’s administration on May 29, 2015.

Ouattara, had on April 20, 2015, met with Buhari, then, as President-Elect, shortly after a meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan.