President Muhammadu Buhari says the 50 years of robust diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and China has brought tangible benefits to both countries and their peoples.
Naija News reports that the Nigeria Leader, in a goodwill message to President Xi Jinping on the 72nd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, October 1, 2021, said: “I attach great importance to Nigeria-China relations”.
Buhari stated that he is looking forward to the uplift of the bilateral ties between the two nations particularly within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
He said, “On the occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations on behalf of the people and Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The past 50 years have witnessed a rapid development of Nigeria-China relations. The bilateral cooperation has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits to the two countries and their peoples.
“Nigeria highly commends the tremendous strides in poverty eradication and the great success in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects achieved by China under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, which just celebrated its centenary anniversary this year.
“While the meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be convened soon this year, I am looking forward to working with you within the framework of FOCAC, to uplift the bilateral relations to a new level.
“Please accept, Your Excellency, our warmest congratulations and the assurances of my personal regards,” concluded a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.