Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima has arrived in Beijing, China, to participate in the 3rd Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum.
This was confirmed in a statement on Monday by the presidency.
Recall that Shettima departed Nigeria on Sunday as confirmed in a statement by his spokesman, Stanley Nkwocha, who said the Vice President would represent President Bola Tinubu at the forum.
Nwokocha said Shettima would join world leaders from over 130 countries at the forum which will hold from October 16 to 18.
According to Nwokocha, the theme of the forum is “High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation: Together for Common Development and Prosperity”.
Nkwocha said Shettima is expected to avail Nigeria the platform provided by the forum to woo investors for more developmental projects.
He added that Shettima would 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.
Upon arrival in China, Vice President Shettima was received by the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, the Vice Chairman of Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, Mr. Li Yingjin, and the Deputy Director General of African Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Mr. Yu Yong.