Chinese President Xi Jinping fires letter to Buhari

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Buhari and Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has fired a letter to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari over diplomatic relations with Nigeria.

He said China would use the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Nigeria to promote strategic partnership to new heights.

‘‘Nigeria is an important strategic partner of China in Africa. China-Nigeria cooperation has been the pacesetter of China-Africa cooperation,’’ President Xi wrote in a letter to the Nigerian leader.

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He appreciated Buhari’s congratulatory letter on the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which came up October 1.

The Chinese leader said he attached great importance to the development of China-Nigeria relations, and assured President Buhari that his country would spare no effort in strengthening existing relations.