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Nigeria announces plan to deepen diplomatic ties with Republic of China

Nigeria announces plan to deepen diplomatic ties with Republic of China

The Ambassador of Nigeria to China, Ambassador Baba Ahmad Jidda, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to deepening cooperation with China.

Jidda said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Beijing, on the sideline of the 2022 International Food Fair ceremony organised by Commonwealth Society of Beijing (CSB) held at the embassy.

Jidda said friendship between Nigeria and China had been win-win, noting that it had been 66 years since China- Africa officially opened diplomatic cooperation in 1956.

According to the ambassador, President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the embassy to issue Visa to Chinese wanting to go to Nigeria for investment within 48-hours.

He further said that both countries had shared similarities and also established numerous agreements, adding that such brought about progress in their diplomatic relations.

Jidda said in spite of difficulty for students to come to China, measures had been taken by the Chinese Government to relax restrictions against coming to the country.

He prayed that special consideration be given to students in Nigeria, as many other countries of the world, to enable students to benefit more from the relaxation policy.