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.

He acknowledged that Nigeria was an important strategic partner of China in Africa, saying that China-Nigeria Co-operation has been the pacesetter of China-Africa Cooperation.

In a letter, the Chinese President appreciates President Buhari’s congratulatory letter to him on the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which came up October 1.

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.

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