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Buhari Goes To China Next Week

Posted: Apr 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Beginning Monday, April 11, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari would be visiting China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

“China and Nigeria enjoy a traditional friendship. This year marks the 45th anniversary of China-Nigeria diplomatic ties,” Lu said at a press briefing.

President Buhari is expected to discuss bilateral relations, trade and cooperation agreements with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and top legislator Zhang Dejiang in separate meetings.

During the visit, Nigeria and China would hold a joint forum on production capacity cooperation as well as a reception marking the 45th anniversary of Nigeria-China relations.

“We believe President Buhari’s visit will give new impetus to the all-round development of the China-Nigeria strategic partnership of cooperation,” Lu said.

Buhari will also visit Shanghai, an economic hub in east China, and Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province.