Nigeria’s Vice President Arrives China on official visit


Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima has arrived in Beijing, China on an official visit to the Asian country.

The VP, who touched down at 10: 00 hour local time, was received at the Beijing International Airport by the Vice Chairman of the standing committee of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress Mr Li Yingjin and the Deputy Director of the African Affairs Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Yu Yong.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to China, Baba Jidda was also on hand to receive the nation’s number two citizen.

The Vice President is in China to represent President Bola Tinubu at the 3rd Belt and Road Initiative, hosted by China from 16th -18th October, 2023.

He will join world leaders from over 130 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America at the Forum to deliberate on the theme, “High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity.”

VP Shettima is also billed to hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders to promote the country’s trade and investment relations in line with the economic development agenda of the Tinubu administration.

The 2023 edition of the BRI will mark the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) championed by the President of China, Xi Jinping, as an initiative for global infrastructure development strategy.

Beijing the capital city of China is wearing a new look in readiness to host leaders from all parts of the world.

Chinese President, Xi Jinping will declare the summit open and deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.