Photos: Ambassadors Of China, Israel, Iran, Others Visit Buhari Plus What They Told Him


Ambassadors of China,
Israel, Iran, Morocco and Equatorial Guinea, today visited the President-Elect,
Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari at his temporary residence at the Defence House in Abuja
where they brought him goodwill messages from their various countries. Some
also spoke about the new relationship their countries will like to have with
Nigeria, with others just bringing congratulatory messages from their president
to the president-elect.

The Ambassador of the
Peoples Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr. Gu Xiaojie, however spoke to
reporters shortly after the visit was over and explained to them what he told the
president-elect. Continue below…

“We came to present the best wishes and
regards from our President and people of China to the President-elect.
“China and Nigeria are going
to further our cooperation. As part of our desire for collaboration with
Nigeria, I discussed with the President-elect some of the potential areas of
“We plan to invest in such
areas like agriculture, infrastructure and other projects that are tailored to
impact positively on the lives of the people of Nigeria.
“I have also come to convey
a message from the Chinese government that is ready to work with the incoming
APC administration headed by Buhari, to further improve on the existing strategic
partnership between both countries.
“We want to elevate our
relations to a new height and develop it in a mutually beneficial manner, based
on what we have achieved in the past decades.”
The Israeli Ambassador to
Nigeria, Uriel Palti, also said this to the press;
“There is a kind of new
democratic inspiration in Nigeria and all over Africa. The people of Isreal
congratulate the president-elect and the Vice President-elect. We hope to
continue with the great relationship between Nigeria and Israel.
“We discussed the need to
continue with the good relationship between the two countries. We didn’t go
into specific areas.”

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