Buhari Promises Improved Relations With China

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Chinese government that his administration would continue to make efforts at improving the bilateral relations between Nigeria and China.

The president gave the assurance when he received the letter of credence from the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Buhari said that Nigeria will continue to provide counterpart funding for all agreements reached with China to fast- track ongoing efforts in closing infrastructure gaps.

He also commended the willingness of the Chinese public and private sectors to invest in Nigeria.

Buhari said: “We really appreciate the efforts of the Chinese government and its people in supporting Nigeria’s development by always seeking to improve our bilateral relations.

“We are also happy that China is working with Nigeria as partners in progress. We will work hard to always meet the counterpart funding for all the agreements reached during my visit to China in April, as we look forward to stronger ties.”



    The President said Nigeria was ready to receive prospective investors from China who had signified interest in the country.

    The Chinese ambassador, Pingjian , told President Buhari that he has received many requests by investors in his country who were ready to explore investment opportunities in Nigeria.

    Pingjian said the investors were attracted by the ‘‘remarkable and audacious’’ change process being implemented by the current administration especially in the areas of security and anti-corruption.

    President Buhari also received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, Warner Senfter; Ambassador of the State of Israel,  Guy Feldman and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Jens-Petter Kjemprud.

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