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Nigeria needs long term plan to succeed, China consul

By Naomi Uzor
The Consul-General of the People’s   Republic of China in  Lagos, Mr. Guo Kun, yesterday said the best way for Nigerians to succeed as a nation is to make long term plan.

Speaking at a business roundtable media session organised by the Nigeria-China Business Network Group (NCBNG), at the Consular office, Victoria Island, Kun said for any economy to succeed, there should be provision for long term plans as this is very important for the progress of any nation.

“Under the leadership of the Chinese government, China has made a tremendous progress since the reform and opening-up to the outside world some 30 years ago.

I would like to attribute this phenomenal success to the fact that China, according to its own conditions, has found a way that best fits itself. No country could develop without learning others experience, yet such development should be based on its own reality, that is to say, we should find a way that best suits ourselves” he said.

He said China would like to share some experience with Nigerians as they hope that under the leadership of the Nigerian government, with great efforts of all Nigerians, this nation will be making greater progress in the years to come.
“Enhancing solidarity and cooperation with African countries has always been an important component of China’s independent foreign policy of peace. China will unswerving carry forward the tradition of China-Africa friendship, and proceeding from the fundamental interests of both the Chinese and African peoples.

, establish and develop a new tape of strategic partnership with Africa, featuring political equality and mutual trust, economic win-win cooperation and cultural exchange” stated Kun.

According to him, the blueprint for the future is to enhance political mutual trust to promote strategic cooperation, expand cooperation in area including agriculture, energy, electricity, infrastructural construction,
telecommunications and satellite to achieve reciprocity and win-win, to expand cultural exchanges and cooperation and jointly combat various diseases including malaria and bird flu, to strengthen cooperation in international affairs to promote world peace, enhance coordination and cooperation on major international issues such as the reform of the United Nations, human rights, anti-terrorism and peacekeeping and promote South-South and South-North dialogues to jointly safeguard the just rights and interests of developing countries.


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