VP Shettima Arrives In Beijing For The 3rd BRI Forum

Senator Kashim Shettima

The Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Kashim Shettima, arrived in Beijing, China, today to represent President Bola Tinubu at the upcoming 3rd Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum scheduled to be held from October 16 to 18, 2023.
Shettima was received at the airport by a high-level delegation of Chinese officials, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress.

The Vice President is on a diplomatic mission to promote Nigeria’s interests at the BRI Forum, a gathering of World leaders from over 130 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America at the Forum to discuss and deliberate on the theme, “High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity.”

The Vice President is expected to avail Nigeria of the platform provided by the Forum to woo investors for more developmental projects. According to the VP’s spokesman, Stanley Nkwocha, Shettima is also billed to hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders to promote Nigeria’s trade and investment relations in line with the economic development agenda of the Tinubu administration.


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