The first China-Nigeria Consular Forum, organized by the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, will be an annual event to strengthen consular cooperation between the two countries, said Gu Xiaojie, the Chinese ambassador in Nigeria.
Commending participants at the forum for making fruitful recommendations at the meeting, Gu, who is also chief host of the event, said it created an opportunity for the two countries to make progress in their relationship.
Earlier, stakeholders at the forum had given opinions on how to foster a more fruitful and enduring cooperation between Nigeria and China.
The Nigerian Foreign Ministry described the forum as a “laudable one”, coming at the right time, and urged deeper cooperation in the areas of consular and security matters.
Stakeholders who delivered goodwill messages at the meeting included members of the Chinese communities in Nigeria, representatives of the China-Africa Business Council, president of the Nigerian Grassroots Entrepreneurs for Community Empowerment, the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Immigration Service, to mention a few. Enditem