The two countries made the commitment when the Charge d’Affairs of the Nigerian Embassy in China, Mr. Olusola Orevba and the Deputy Director-General of the African Department, in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhou Pingjiam, briefed a delegation of Nigerian journalists in Beijing.
Both countries say they are committed to actualizing all trade and bilateral agreements signed during the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to China.
Mr. Olusola Orevba said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit had opened doors of opportunities for both countries to collaborate in various sectors and boost their economies.
He added that Nigeria would not relent in its efforts.
“What Mr. President is determined to do now is to ensure that all the MOUs and agreements signed, were pursued to a logical conclusion. What is very important now is to that collaboration between the Chinese and the Nigerian government is concretized.”
Mr. Orevba expressed his optimism, that in a few months, Nigerians would begin to see the benefits of President Buhari’s state visit to China.
He disclosed that the two countries were working on the modalities of setting up a bi-national commission to enhance economic ties between them.
On his part, the Deputy Director General of African Department in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zhou Pinjian, said Nigeria remained a trail blazer in Africa with huge endowments.
He said President Buhari’s visit had also helped in checking the trade imbalance between them and that Nigeria remained China’s strategic partner in Africa.
“Nigeria is our close brother. Nigeria definitely is on our top priority of countries we want to have bilateral and economic relations with.”
President Buhari paid a state visit to China in April, this year.