China boosts ties with Nigeria, unveils new trade association

Sam Adeniyi
Sam Adeniyi

In a bid to strengthen the Nigeria-China relationship, the Counsel General of the People’s Republic of China, Chu Maoming inaugurates Nigeria Anhui Entrepreneurs.

According to ThisDay, the association was inaugurated at an elaborate ceremony in Oriental hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, recently.

The association’s Chairman, Wu Da Yang restated that move was thought of to further promote economic and trade exchanges between China and Nigeria.

He said, “With the new group, we hope to have improved and stronger affairs with Nigeria, and also strengthen relationships among members and clients, fostering unity, understanding, social progress and mutual assistance between the two countries.

“This association will prioritise the promotion of economic and trade exchanges between China and Nigeria.”

On his part, Maoming reaffirmed China’s support for the growth of the African economy.

He said, “Chinese community will continue to tell the Chinese stories, spread Chinese voices, and also share the joint promotion and reunion in the culture, international exchanges and cooperation in the era of the epidemic while promoting the construction of a China-Africa community with a shared future”.

The ceremony was well attended by diplomats, captains of industries and government officials, amongst others.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of scholarships to 12 Nigerian students and cash support of N500, 000 to Bethesda Home for The Blind.

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