Yesterday, when the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Gu Xiaojie visited the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, in Abuja, he disclosed that arrangements have already been concluded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s official visit to the Peoples’ Republic of China in April.
He emphasized that the visit was significant because it would strengthen diplomatic relations between China and Nigeria.
“The relationship right now is a strategic partnership that will definitely help to expand mutual benefits between the two countries to look at widening areas and scope of cooperation.
“We are also set to look for new areas of cooperation between China and Nigeria against the background that this year, China and Nigeria are celebrating 45 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” the Ambassador said.
He also disclosed the volume of trade between Nigeria and China in 2015 at $14.9bn, saying Nigeria is China’s biggest trading partner in Africa.