Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly written to President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking stronger ties with Nigeria.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media to President Buhari, said this a press release he issued on Friday.
“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.
‘‘Nigeria is an important strategic partner of China in Africa. China-Nigeria cooperation has been the pacesetter of China-Africa cooperation,’’ President Xi wrote in a letter to the Nigerian leader, appreciating his congratulatory letter on the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which came up October 1.
According to Adesina, 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.”