Details of Nigeria, China new agreement on military, security revealed


China and Nigeria have concurred on fortifying military and security coorperation.

Col. Liu Yongxuan, Defense Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria said this at an event to stamp the 91st commemoration of the establishing of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Abuja on Tuesday.

NAN quoted Liu as saying the two nations shared likenesses in adding to worldwide peace and security.

“China has dependably been a manufacturer of world peace, a patron of world improvement and an upholder of global request.

“Nigeria has dispatched military work force to partake in UN peacekeeping tasks since its independence and the aggregate number is up to 100,000, one of the biggest among African nations.

“This year, Chinese Naval warship for the first time participated in the joint maritime exercises hosted by Nigerian Navy and has given impetus to the call by the Nigerian Government for a combined maritime force in the Gulf of Guinea.

“Under the standard of Mutual Assistance, the military and security organization and collaboration between our two nations will be additionally fortified,” he said.

He likewise communicated trust in expanded participation between the two nations in zones of regular enthusiasm through the advancement of the “One Belt and One Road” activity.

Head of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar recognized the endeavors of the PLA in advancing world peace and worldwide request.

Abubakar, who was spoken to by Chief of Aircraft Engineering, Air Vice Marshal Abdulganiyu Olabisi, said that military collaboration between the two nations “was developing”.

“One thing I can detract from their improvement is I see seek after Nigeria and other African nations, taking a gander at the unassuming beginnings of the People’s Liberation Army.

“There are likewise cases of your cooperation with different nations over the world and on that note, I need to state that the military two-sided relations amongst China and Nigeria have been developing particularly in the previous decade.

“We do value your precious commitments to our counterinsurgency tasks. We are cheerful that this relationship will be reinforced for the common advantage of our nations.”

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