Wednesday, September 05, 2018 5.30PM / Proshare WebTV
On the sidelines of the 7th Forum of China and Africa Cooperation Summit, Presidents Xi Jinping and Muhammadu Buhari led their respective delegations to a bi-lateral meeting today.
It was an opportunity to explore how Nigeria and China can deepen their relations cutting across the economy, trade and security.
Members of the Nigerian delegation who attended the bi-lateral meeting include; Mr Shettima Ali Monguno, National Security Adviser, Mr Geoffrey Onyema, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works, Power & Housing, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industries, Trade & Investments, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Capt. Hadi Sirika, Minister of State, Aviation amongst others.
President Buhari also met with the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Diaoyutai State Guest house in Beijing, China.
Key MOUs between both countries were also signed today to strengthen the bi-lateral relationship.
The “One Belt One Road” initiative was signed with Mr Geoffrey Onyema, Foreign Affairs Minister representing Nigeria and Mr He Lifeng, Director, National Development and Reform Commission representing China.
The earlier reported $328m NICTIB II concession loan agreement between Galaxy bone Technologies of Nigeria and Huawei Technologies was signed by Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Finance Minister on behalf of Nigeria, and Mr Wang Xiaotoa Director-General, International Development Agency.