Obama, Buhari at U.N. discuss fight against Boko Haram

September 20, 2016 12:42 PM EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he and Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari had discussed ways of countering the Boko Haram militant group.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Nigerian leader on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly, Obama also praised Buhari for allowing flexibility in exchange rates.

(Reporting By Jeff Mason; Writing by Arshad Mohammed and Grant McCool)

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