Chinese President XI writes Buhari, seeks to bolster relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will use the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Nigeria to promote strategic partnership to new heights.

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said President Xi stated this in a letter addressed to the Nigerian leader.

According to Chinese leader, Nigeria is an important strategic partner of China in Africa, adding that China-Nigeria cooperation has been the pacesetter of China-Africa cooperation.

He appreciated his congratulatory letter on the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which came up Oct. 1.

The Chinese leader said he attached great importance to the development of China-Nigeria relations, and assured President Buhari that his country would spare no effort in strengthening existing relations.

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