Nigeria, China witness growth in trade

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The level of trade between Nigeria and China has witnessed dynamic growth since the establishment of China Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria, CCCN, in 2011.

The President of the CCCN, Mr. Ye Shuijin, stated this in Abuja at an event to celebrate the 2018 Chinese Spring Festival.

Mr. Shuijin said that in the last seven years of Nigeria and China cooperation the two countries have made giant strides.

“Today under the leadership of the Embassy of Peoples Republic of China and the Economic and Commercial Counselors’ Office, the member enterprises of China Chamber of Commerce have reached about 200.

“They play an active role and make tremendous contributions in Nigeria-China cooperation in multiple economic sectors,”  Mr. Shuijin said.

Mr. Shuijin disclosed that this year marks the forty-seventh anniversary of the establishment of China-Nigeria diplomatic relations.

“With the joint efforts of both sides in the long history of our relationship, the two countries have recorded tremendous achievements from friendly, mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields.”

Mr. Shuijin explained that the two countries drew up a new blueprint of win-win cooperation and common development.

On his part, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Zhou Pingjian, said Nigeria and China have had excellent and cordial relations since they established diplomatic ties.

He expressed optimism that relationship between the two countries will continue to blossom and wished Chinese residents in Nigeria a happy New Year.

The celebration featured drama, dances and songs by Chinese and Nigerians and other light entertainment.

Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, in China start on the 23rd of the 12th lunar month of Chinese calendar.

The festival lasts for about twenty-three days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar.

Amaka E. Nliam