Muhammadu Buhari thanks China for 50 years of diplomatic relations
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the diplomatic relations between Nigeria and China as the two nations mark 50 years of diplomatic ties.
Buhari expressed appreciation for China’s role in Nigeria’s efforts to develop infrastructure.
According to the president in a tweet on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, he stated that “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.
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.
“In the face of significant challenges faced by the international community, Nigeria and China are upholding a common position of preserving multilateralism, not interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and safeguarding the common interest of developing countries.”
The president also rejoiced with China, “As celebrations of the Chinese Year of the Ox by all Chinese across the world commence on February 12, 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.
This year is vital for China-Nigeria relations. The FOCAC has become a model of mutually beneficial cooperation between Nigeria and China, as well as between Africa and China. Nigeria is ready to work with China to make the new session of FOCAC this year a success. The tweet stated.