Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Nigeria in January, agenda revealed

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The Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, will be in Nigeria on an official visit from January 4 to 5, 2021.

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria confirmed this on Wednesday via its Twitter handle, @China_emb_ng.

The visit was at the invitation of Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs,  it disclosed.

Wang Yi, the State Councilor, will also visit Botswana, Seychelles, Democratic Tanzania, and the Republic of Congo

Wang Wenbin, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, announced at a press briefing.

Wang Wenbin said Yi’s trip was in line with the Asian giant’s 30-year tradition of choosing Africa as the destination of all Foreign Ministers’ first overseas visit each year.

This Wang Wenbin noted affirms China’s close attention to its ties with African countries and friendship with the people.

Wang Wenbin commended the close cooperation by the two sides in fighting coronavirus.

During his visits, Yi would deepen communication with his hosts to strengthen critical agreements and facilitate economic recovery in Africa amid the pandemic.

With 2021 being the last year to implement the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021), Yi and his colleagues will exchange views on a new round of forums.

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