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Buhari congratulates Chinese Leader, Xi Jinping on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, CMC, of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on his re-election for a third five-year term in office.

A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina says President Buhari believes that under the leadership of President Xi, relations between China and Nigeria, which dates back to 1971 when both countries formally established diplomatic ties, have expanded rapidly on bilateral trade and strategic co-operation.

The President says the future outlook of this strategic partnership with China will continue to blossom in leaps and bounds in the areas of military, political, trade, finance, oil and gas relations.

According to the statement, the partnership covers telecommunications, agriculture, infrastructure development and manufacturing sector.

President Buhari wishes the government and people of China continued peace, progress, and prosperity under the able and trusted leadership of President Xi.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare