LAGOS – Mr Liu Kan, the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, on Tuesday said that about 4,000 Nigerians got Visa to attend the ongoing International Trade Expo in China.
Liu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the expo, popularly known as Canton Fair, started in Guangzhou, China, on Oct. 15 and would end in Nov. 5.
“With a growing popularity, the trade fair has become a huge event for businessmen from all over the world including those from Nigeria.
“It has also played a significant role in promoting economic and trade between China and Nigeria.
“About 4,000 Nigerians were issued Visa to attend this international trade fair.
“This is to say that trading between Nigeria and China is growing stronger and stronger by the day,’’ he said.
The envoy said that Nigeria was now China’s third largest trading partner in Africa.
Liu said that his government would use the expo to further enhance its economic and commercial cooperation with Nigeria.
The consul-general expressed optimism that the future of both countries’ economic cooperation would be brighter.
“The Chinese Government is willing to make use of the expo as a bridge to enhance the economic and commercial cooperation with Nigeria.
“We are fully confident that both countries are bound to have bumper harvest in our economic cooperation and trade,’’ Liu said.