Xi Jinping, the President of China, has said 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, Oyogist.com reports.
Xi said this in a letter to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘Chinese President Xi Writes Buhari, Seeks To Bolster Relations,’ issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
‘Nigeria is an important strategic partner of China in Africa. China-Nigeria cooperation has been the pacesetter of China-Africa cooperation,’’ Adesina quoted Xi as saying in the letter.
The presidential aide stated that Xi appreciated Buhari’s congratulatory letter on the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which came up October 1.
Adesina added, “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.”