Jonathan Arrives Beijing, Begins Talks With President Xi Jinping Tomorrow



President-Goodluck-jonathan 600President arrived Beijing at about 17.30hours (local time)  today to begin a state visit to China during which several new will be concluded and signed to boost bilateral cooperation between and China areas such as defence, finance, trade, agriculture and communications.

Jonathan who was accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan was received at the Airport Beijing by China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Li Yucheng and ’s Ambassador to China, Alhaji Aminu Wali.

The President will be formally welcomed to China tomorrow by President Xi Jinping at a grand ceremony scheduled to hold at the Great Hall of the People.

Thereafter, the two leaders and their official delegations will hold bilateral talks at the end of which new and memoranda of understanding will be signed.

These include an agreement on defence cooperation between and China, and an agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation.

Others are: an Agreement on Finance the Zungeru Power Plant and Airport Terminals; and an Agreement on Mutual Visa Exemption Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports.

At the conclusion of the signing ceremony, President Jonathan and the First Lady will attend a state banquet to be given in their by President Jinping and his spouse.

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