President Muhammadu Buhari is still in China where he attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

September 5, Wednesday, is the final day of the event and President Buhari did a few things on the day. 

First, he had a meeting with the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chinese Premier
President Muhammadu Buhari and Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang

Another meeting was also held between the Nigerian leader and the Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the People, also in Bejiing, China.

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The two Presidents led their respective delegations in the Bilateral Meeting.

At the meeting President Buhari sought an update on the progress made so far in Chinese interventions in Nigeria’s key priority infrastructure projects, particularly on-going projects in the railway and power sectors. 

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Chinese P
President Muhammadu Buhari and President Xi Jinping

Talks at the meeting also focused on infrastructure financing for strategic projects in Nigeria and the upgrading of Nigeria-China relations “from strategic partnership to comprehensive strategic partnership". 

President Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerians had benefited from several infrastructure projects valued at over $5 billion.

He said the projects have been executed in Nigeria in the last three years of the current administration.

At a round table meeting of FOCAC, President Buhari highlighted specific projects China was handling in Nigeria and said that through the Chinese support, Nigeria had impressively addressed significant challenges in the areas of infrastructure, human capacity development, power, transport, agriculture and also received humanitarian assistance.

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''For Nigeria, our partnership with China through the FOCAC platform, has resulted in the construction of the first urban rail system in West Africa. This $500 million project in Abuja was commissioned in July this year," he told the gathering.

The COCAC meeting has ended, but not without the wife of the leaders making an input and they had focused their discussion on tackling HIV and AIDS in Africa.

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