The Center for China Studies has urged the Federal Government to mainstream the Belt and Road into Nigeria’s Foreign Policy.
The President of the Centre Charles Onunaiju gave the advice on Thursday in Abuja, as the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China begins activities to commemorate the Anniversary of diplomatic relations on February 10.
According to Onunaiju, the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China Africa Cooperation are key drivers for advancing the cooperation and cultural bridge between Nigeria and China.
He commended both countries for the successful diplomatic relations in the past 50 years while stressing the need to build on strategic platforms like the Belt and Road Initiative and Forum on China Africa Cooperation to advance relations for the next 50 years.
He also added that Nigeria has signed into the Belt and Road Initiative, however what is important for both countries is to mainstream it into foreign policy option.
He stressed that a lot of infrastructure projects in Nigeria have become far more accelerated on the basis of Nigeria’s engagement in the Belt and Road Initiative.