President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of founding of the Communist Party of China.
Buhari, in a letter to the Chinese leader, said China had succeeded in building a “moderately prosperous society” and is on the way to building a “modern socialist country.”
He said relations between the two nations had witnessed “an increasingly enhanced political trust, closer mutually beneficial economic and trade relations and cumulatively dynamic people to people exchange between Nigeria and China.”
He said this year “bears special significance to Nigeria-China relations, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic ties.
“Nigeria highly values the bilateral cooperation with China, under the initiatives of Belt and Road Initiative, and within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which have brought tangible benefits to Nigeria and its people.
”Nigeria is ready to work with China to enhance bilateral relations, to deepen cooperation in all pragmatic sectors, as well as to promote exchanges between the two ruling parties, so as to lift the Nigeria-China Strategic Partnership to higher level.”