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200 Chinese firms showing interest in Nigeria – FG

The Nigerian government has said no fewer than 200 Chinese companies have shown interest in investing in the Nigerian economy. Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador…

The Nigerian government has said no fewer than 200 Chinese companies have shown interest in investing in the Nigerian economy.
Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, disclosed this on Friday in a statement by his media aide, Alkasim Abdulkadir.
The statement disclosed that the interest was shown at a China-Nigeria Business event in Beijing, China held on Friday, June 21, as part of activities to welcome Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister to the Asian country.
Tuggar, according to the statement is on an official working visit to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Mr. Wang Yi.
The event, jointly organised by the Nigerian Embassy and Yingke Law Firm, was designed to ease increased bilateral trade and investment, and foster business matchmaking to deepen economic ties between Nigeria and China.
“Amb. Tuggar emphasized the importance of the longstanding relationship between Nigeria and China, highlighting mutual respect and shared developmental goals.
“This event is a testament to our commitment to strengthening Nigeria-China relations. By fostering direct business engagements, we are paving the way for increased bilateral trade, investment opportunities, and innovative collaborations that will benefit both nations.
“Over 200 Chinese companies took part in the event, showing a strong interest in fostering economic collaboration between the two nations.”
As part of his working visit, Amb. Tuggar will take part in several high-level meetings and events, including the inaugural Plenary Session of the Nigeria-China Intergovernmental Committee in Beijing and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian.
“These engagements are expected to further solidify the strategic partnership between Nigeria and China. He is also expected to meet with ECOWAS Ambassadors as well as launch the 4D Cultural Diplomacy Programme of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Embassy of Nigeria,” the statement said.

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