Omisore, Runsewe, NAN Reporter, 48 Others Bag China-Nigeria Friendship Award 

Embassy of the People 

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria has honoured 51 Nigerians for their outstanding contributions to strengthening diplomatic ties between both countries.

The News Agency of Nigeria 

The News Agency of Agency of Nigeria reports that the 51 Nigerians were conferred with the 2022 Oct.1st China-Nigeria Friendship award as the bilateral friendship between both countries also hit 51 years.

Iyiola Omisore 

Among the recipients were Sen. Iyiola Omisore, National Secretary of the All-Progressives Congress, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, and Mrs Lizzy Okojia member of staff of the News Agency of Nigeria.

National Day

The annual prestigious award ceremony commemorates the Oct. 1 National Day celebration of China, the Independence Anniversary of Nigeria and bilateral relations of both countries.

Chinese Ambassador 

Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun commended and congratulated the awardees who were selected across diverse sectors for sustaining the cordial relations between both countries which dates back to 1971.

Zhang Yi

Cui, who was represented by Mr Zhang Yi, Minister Councilor of the Chinese Embassy, said that over past 51 years, the friendship between both countries had been very beneficial across all fields and growing every year.

He said that on assumption of duty as Ambassador to Nigeria, he pledged his commitments to building a stronger and mutually beneficial ties between both countries under his 5 GIST Nigeria- China GDPstrategy

China and Nigeria 

“Over the past years, political mutual trust between China and Nigeria have been greatly enhanced, traditional friendship between China and Nigeria have been significantly improved.

Mechanism of the Nigeria-China Intergovernmental Committee 

On political consonance, our mutual trust is deepened.

The Mechanism of the Nigeria-China Intergovernmental Committee is running smoothly.

On economic cooperation, our efforts are bringing more benefits to the two peoples.

“On Military and security collaboration, our joint efforts answer the call of the people.

China supports Nigeria in her efforts to fight terrorism and insecurity, and will provide more capacity to enhance Nigeria’s security capability,” he said.

He said that on International coordination, the common voice in international arena was getting louder, adding that  the two countries had worked closely together under the UN system.

“On people’s communication, our hearts are getting closer.

The number of Nigerian students schooling in China is growing.

Chinese Harmony

“The Concept of share Chinese Harmony, Perform Nigeria-China Symphony has been widely recognized by our Nigerian friends.

“While tasting the sweet fruits of our mutually beneficial cooperation, we should never forget those who worked tirelessly and made valuable contributions to our brotherly relationship, ” he said.

Chinese Embassy 

According to him, for this reason, the Chinese Embassy specially set up the Oct. 1st Award of China-Nigeria friendship to recognize those outstanding Nigerians for their excellent performance and contributions to strengthening diplomatic ties between both countries.

Source: NAN

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