China, Nigeria expand security cooperation
Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria said that the two countries will deepen their cooperation though the Belt and Road initiative (BRI).
Iran Press/Africa: Zhou Pingjian added that Beijing stands ready to enhance its security cooperation, expand inclusive development, improve connectivity and deepen people-to-people understanding with Nigeria through the Belt and Road initiative (BRI).
Speaking at the Abuja-Beijing Consensus Round table in Abuja on Thursday, Pingjian said that his government’s commitment to work with Nigeria was to bring more tangible BRI cooperation benefits to both countries and peoples, Journalducameroun website reported.
"The Belt and Road cooperation is entering a new stage, bringing enormous opportunities for high-quality BRI cooperation between China and Nigeria," he said.
The envoy recalled that the Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing in April was fruitful with the signing of agreements of over 64 billion dollars with different business representatives from participating countries.
The ambassador added that China also signed over 100 bilateral and multilateral cooperation documents with relevant countries.
He also said that the Coordinators’ Meeting on the implementation of the follow-up actions of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit would be held in Beijing in June.
Zhou said the meeting would facilitate prompt and efficient implementation of the eight major initiatives of the Chinese Government with African countries over the next three years.
The initiatives announced by Chinese Government at the FOCAC summit in September 2018 covered areas ranging from industrial promotion, facility connectivity, trade facilitation, green development, capacity building, among others.105/207