The Chinese Vice Minister of Information of State Council, Guo Weimin, has stated that China is willing to expand its media relations with Nigeria.
Guo has stated this in Abuja on Thursday night at a media dialogue organised by Leadership Group.
He said that the bilateral relations between the countries was “evergreen” and added that cooperation between the media of both countries would strengthen.
“The purpose of my visit to Nigeria is to implement important agreements that were reached between the China and Nigeria presidents on developing the strategic partnership of China-Nigeria relations.
“Also to work closely with Nigeria to ensure that the outcome of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and push forward our bilateral relations by inclusive exchanges with the government, the people and the mass media especially in media and social culture.
“Mass media serves the most special and important part in introducing the China-Nigeria cooperation, recording the China-Nigeria exchanges and spreading friendship.
“We will continue to tap into the rich content of China-Nigeria friendship cooperation to broadcast and spread the most touching stories to the world, to broadcast and report the lively cooperative results between the two countries.
“We will promote innovative and pragmatic cooperation and carry forward common development of China-Nigeria media industry; under these new circumstances, it is meaningful for China-Nigeria media industries to launch exchanges and cooperation.
“We will encourage as many Chinese media to come to Nigeria to broadcast and we welcome more Nigerian media to visit and study in China,” he said.
In his remarks, Lin Jing who is the Chinese Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria has stated: “media cooperation should be part of the overall China-Nigeria cooperation.
“In line with the spirit of equal treatment, seeking common ground while reserving difference, and openness and inclusiveness, let’s bring into play the power of media and lay a solid public opinion foundation for healthy and stable development of bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Chinese and Nigerian media should report on each country objectively and rationally to play a constructive role in advancing the China-Nigeria strategic partnership.
“When media cooperation works, society thrives.”