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Joint Statement by The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Government of the People's Republic of China
2017/01/14

The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are committed to strengthening the longstanding friendship and cooperation between the two countries to the benefit of their peoples.

The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria reaffirm their respect for each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria reaffirms that the one China policy is at the core of its Strategic Partnership with China.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria recognizes that there is only one China in the world, that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria reiterates not to have any official relations or engage in any official contacts with Taiwan, and supports all efforts made by the Chinese Government to realize national reunification.

The Government of the People's Republic of China appreciates the above position and the recent measures taken accordingly by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and reaffirms its commitment to actively developing China-Nigeria Strategic Partnership across the board.

H. E. WANG Yi                                                                                           H. E. Geoffrey ONYEAMA

For the Government of the                                                                         For the Government of the                                                       

People's Republic of China                                                                        Federal Republic of Nigeria

Done at Abuja, Nigeria on this 11th day of January, 2017

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