Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian has said that his government would strengthen its support and collaboration to Nigeria, to achieve its development and economic growth.

Zhou made this known in Abuja during the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China.

According to Zhou, China and Africa has always been a community with a shared future, which is why China will work unremittingly to strengthen solidarity and cooperation with African countries.

He said that China would continue to pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up, advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, so as to share development opportunities with other countries.

He added that China would stay as determined as ever to build world peace, contribute to global prosperity and uphold the international order.

Also speaking, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zubairu Dada, said that Nigeria and China enjoy strategic partnership in all facets of our bilateral relationship.