Buhari felicitates with China on 72nd anniversary
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a goodwill message to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on the 72nd anniversary of his country.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, China’s anniversary falls on October 1, 2021, the same as Nigeria.
The President lauded 50 years of robust diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and China. He said this has yielded benefits for both countries, even as he looked forward to the boosting of bilateral ties between both nations.
He said: “On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations on behalf of the people and Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The past 50 years have witnessed a rapid development of Nigeria-China relations. The bilateral cooperation has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits to the two countries and their peoples.”
“Nigeria highly commends the tremendous strides in poverty eradication and great success in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects achieved by China under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, which just celebrated its centenary anniversary this year.”
Buhari added: “I attach great importance to Nigeria-China relations. While the meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be convened soon this year, I am looking forward to working with you within the framework of FOCAC, to uplift the bilateral relations to a new level.”