PMB Expresses Satisfaction as China-Nigeria Relations Clock 50 Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far as China-Nigeria relations clock 50 years and thanked China for its support in defence matters and infrastructural development of Nigeria.⁣

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said Buhari made this known in a letter written to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China.⁣
In the letter, the president also rejoiced with Chinese people across the world as they commence the celebration marking the new Chinese Year of the Ox on Feb. 12.⁣

He said: “It is now 50 years since the establishment of Nigeria-China diplomatic relations, and I am delighted that the bilateral ties have achieved far reaching and fruitful results, on the basis of close coordination and mutual trust, bringing great benefits to our countries and peoples.⁣

“As celebrations of the Chinese Year of the Ox by all Chinese across the world commence on Feb. 12th this year, on behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I use this opportunity to extend my warmest and most sincere greetings and wishes to you and the Chinese people for a promising and auspicious Lunar New Year.⁣


“Nigeria is very satisfied with the progress of bilateral relations, and we thank China for its support to us in various ways, in building of rail, road, power, defence, and many other areas.’’⁣

The Nigerian leader noted that since the COVID-19 outbreak, China had been working with Nigeria and other African countries to safeguard the “lives and health of our citizens, adding new dimensions to our friendship.⁣

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