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Buhari Hosts Envoys of Iran, China, Morocco, Others

President-elect,Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), on Wednesday, received some foreign dignitaries at his temporary residence at the Defence House, Abuja.
Ambassadors of China, Israel, Iran, Morocco and Equatorial Guinea, were among the early callers.
The Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr. Gu Xiaojie, spoke to reporters after meeting with Buhari.
He said his meeting with the President-elect was, primarily, to convey China’s best wishes and deliver a special message from China’s President and discuss issues of mutual interest between the two countries.
Xiaojie said, “We came to present the best wishes and regards from our President and people of China to the President-elect.
“China and Nigeria are going to further our cooperation. As part of our desire for collaboration with Nigeria, I discussed with the President-elect some of the potential areas of investment.
“We plan to invest in areas like agriculture, infrastructure and other projects that are tailored to impact positively on the lives of the people of Nigeria.
“I have also come to convey a message from the Chinese government that it is ready to work with the incoming APC administration headed by Buhari, to further improve on the existing strategic partnership between both countries.
“We want to elevate our relations to a new height and develop it in a mutually beneficial manner, based on what we have achieved in the past decades.”
The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Uriel Palti, also expressed Israel’s preparedness to build upon its existing cordial relationship with Nigeria.

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