President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed surprise at the rapid way the government of China, under the Communist Party of China (CPC), had lifted over 700 million people from poverty level.
In a letter of felicitation with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, on the occasion of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President Buhari said: “in the past 30 years and more, over 700 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty, creating a Chinese miracle in the history of poverty reduction.”
President Buhari acknowledged that the leadership of CPC has been the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics, adding that China has made remarkable progress under the leadership of CPC and remains an inspiration to developing countries and the whole world.
The Nigerian leader said that China had become an indispensable force in the comity of nations and that the 19th National Congress of CPC will be a new starting point in the history of China and will usher in a new period of great accomplishment for the party and the nation.
“As you often say, ‘Empty talk harms the country, while hard work makes it flourish.’ Under the strong and focused leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Your Excellency as its core, the CPC has continuously guided the Chinese people to achieve the Two Centenary Goals and realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, while China is becoming an indispensable force in the comity of nations. Indeed, I am satisfied with the mutually beneficial cooperation between Nigeria and China.
“While expecting the delivery of policy guidelines and framework for China’s development and foreign relations in the next 5 years and beyond, and the election of a new CPC Central Committee, we wish the 19th National Congress of the CPC a complete success.”
President Buhari, on behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, congratulated the Chinese strongman and all the 2287 delegates and the 89 million party members on the occasion of the 19th National Congress of the ruling party.[myad]