Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima has since arrived in Beijing, China, to participate in the 3rd Belt and Road Forum, an event organised by the Chinese government to enhance connectivity among African, Asian, and European countries.
On arrival, the vice president met with the ambassadors from ECOWAS countries in China and also had a brief interaction with students and staff of the Nigerian embassy in Beijing.
Shettima is representing President Bola Tinubu at the BRI Forum scheduled to be held from October 16–18, 2023.
The Vice President joins other world leaders from over 130 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America at the event themed “High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity.”
The Belt and Road Forum provides a platform for Nigeria to woo investors for more developmental projects, as the 2023 edition marks the 10th anniversary of the BRI Initiative championed by President of China, Xi Jinping, as an initiative for global infrastructure development strategy.
VP Shettima will be from China for the United States of America, USA, where he is expected to deliver the keynote address at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Food Prize facilitated by Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, slated for October 24, 2023.
Shettima is expected to highlight reforms being instituted in the Nigerian Agrifood sector by the Tinubu administration and engage several stakeholders, partners and investors in opportunities for investments in Nigeria
Editor: Paul Akhagbemhe