President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on his re-election for a third five-year term as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China.
The President, according to a release issued on Sunday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, believes that under the leadership of President Xi, relations between China and Nigeria, which dated back to 1971 when both countries formally established diplomatic ties, have expanded rapidly on bilateral trade and strategic cooperation.
Buhari said he believes that the future outlook of the 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 cooperation in the telecommunications, agriculture, infrastructure development and manufacturing sectors.
The President wished the government and people of China continued peace, progress and prosperity under the able and trusted leadership of President Xi.
Deji Elumoye in Abuja