President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, CMC, of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on his re-election for a third five-year term in office.

A statement says President Buhari believes that under the leadership of President Xi, relations between China and Nigeria, which dates back to 1971 when both countries formally established diplomatic ties, have expanded rapidly on bilateral trade and strategic co-operation.

It says the President trusts that the future outlook of this strategic partnership with China will continue to blossom in leaps and bounds in the areas of military, political, trade, finance, oil and gas relations, as well as co-operation in the telecommunications, agriculture, infrastructure development and manufacturing sectors.

Signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the statement quotes President Buhari as wishing the government and people of China continued peace, progress, and prosperity under the able and trusted leadership of President Xi.


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