The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has commended the Embassy of China for its various cultural exchange programme initiatives in Nigeria.
Mohammed gave the commendation at a cultural presentation by the Chinese ‘Zjejiang Wu Opera Troupe’, in Abuja.
The Minister, who was represented at the presentation by Jacob Ehichomo from the ministry, said that Nigeria and China would continue to grow their cooperation for the benefit of their citizens.
He gave an assurance that the ministry would continue to explore ways to expand implementation of cultural cooperation and exchanges between both countries.
The Minister added that China and Nigeria had collaborated in some high profile events in the course of their cultural exchanges.
Also speaking, China Cultural Centre, Abuja Li Xuda, Director, said cultural exchanges play a crucial role in strengthening bilateral ties between countries.
Li said that the performance of the Zheijang Wu Opera Troupe in Nigeria during the commemoration of the Chinese New Year, also aimed at strengthening the long years of friendship between Nigeria and China.