Buhari Congratulates Xi Jinping On Re-Election As Chinese President


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Chinese leader, President Xi Jinping, on his historic re-election for a third term as leader of the Communist Party of China.

The President’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity on Monday in Abuja.

Jinping secured a historic third term as China’s leader on Sunday and filled his inner circle with close allies, achieving complete dominance over the ruling Communist Party.

The party’s Central Committee elected Jinping as its general secretary for another five-year term, bringing the country back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite.

A day after the re-election, Buhari expressed hope that Jinping’s continued grip on power will deepen bilateral ties between Nigeria and China.

“I hope that your re-election would pave the way for deeper and enduring partnership and strategic cooperation that will be mutually beneficial to our two countries,” Buhari was quoted in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu.

“I believe that the development of infrastructure, such as railways, dams and roads construction, power generating plants, as well as trade exchanges will receive a strong boost,” says President Buhari in a message to the Chinese President.”


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