Ambassadors of China, Israel, Iran, Morocco and Equatorial Guinea, today visited the President-Elect, Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari at his temporary residence at the Defence House in Abuja where they brought him goodwill messages from their various countries.
Some also spoke about the new relationship their countries will like to have with Nigeria, with others just bringing congratulatory messages from their president to the president-elect.
The Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr. Gu Xiaojie, however spoke to reporters shortly after the visit was over and explained to them what he told the president-elect. Continue below…
“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 such 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 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 said this to the press;
“There is a kind of new democratic inspiration in Nigeria and all over Africa. The people of Isreal congratulate the president-elect and the Vice President-elect. We hope to continue with the great relationship between Nigeria and Israel.
“We discussed the need to continue with the good relationship between the two countries. We didn’t go into specific areas.”