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Chinese premier arrives in Nigeria for visit

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05-07-2014 10:48 BJT

Full coverage: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Visits Africa

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, in the second leg of his Africa tour. In a statement, Li said Nigeria is China's important partner as it is the largest economy in Africa.

He also expressed China and Nigeria have maintained close high-level communication, and the bilateral strategic partnership has been advancing. The Chinese premier is scheduled to attend the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa and meet African leaders in the Nigerian capital. He will also meet Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Premier Li will then travel to Angola and Kenya during his four-nation Africa tour.

Nigeria currently stands as the third biggest trading partner with China in Africa. Besides economic cooperation, the two countries have also conducted series of cultural and educational exchange programs.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, in the second leg of his Africa tour.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, in the second leg of his Africa tour.

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