The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on
the establishment of an Intergovernmental Committee between the countries.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye in a statement said that Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama signed on behalf of the Nigerian Government, while his Chinese counterpart Mr. Wang Yi signed for his country.
The statement explained that the committee will coordinate the cooperation and relations between both countries.
The Committee is added will be co-chaired by the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries.
“Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
The people’s Republic of China and members of a high-powered Chinese delegation has
departed Nigeria after a successful two-day official visit to Abuja.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama received the
Chinese Foreign Minister in the audience. They held bilateral discussions on
strengthening already existing cordial relations between Nigeria and China and
shared information and knowledge pursuant to the interests of both countries in
multilateral fora,” the statement said.
Nwonye said the Ministers of Transportation, Industry, Trade and Investment, and Health
participated in the Meeting, together with representatives of the Ministry of Aviation
and the Chief of Air Staff, as well as a number of other senior government
He disclosed that the Meeting focused on the following issues: political; trade and economic;
defense and security cooperation; education; technical cooperation; and consular
matters to mention a few.
He also disclosed that Onyeama escorted his Chinese counterpart to the State
House, Aso Villa, to pay a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu
He concluded that the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs is expected to reciprocate the visit at a
date to be decided in future, pursuant to strengthening the bilateral relations between
Nigeria and China.
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