The deputy director-general of Fujian Province of China’s Foreign Affairs, Wang Ming, on Monday announced the growing interest of the province’s manufacturing companies in Nigeria’s natural products.
Mr. Wang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that major manufacturing companies in the province were interested in honey and other natural products from Nigeria and other African countries.
“As much as we want Nigerians and other Africans to come and take advantage of the existing tourism potential in Fujian Province, we are also interested in their natural products.
“Let me say that more and more Fujian companies are in need of Nigerian honey and other natural products.
“There is a growing need and market for Nigerian and other African natural products in our province and other parts of China,” he said.
The deputy director-general also disclosed the province’s plan to increase trade and investment with Nigeria in the years ahead.
He said the province’s deputy governor had, three years ago, led a business and investment delegation to Lagos.
Mr. Wang said the visit was to promote trade and investment cooperation between the province and the Lagos State government.
He said a high number of textiles, shoes, furniture, umbrellas and vehicles in Africa were being manufactured by companies in Fujian province.
The deputy director-general said the provincial government would soon organise another business delegation to Nigeria to showcase its investment and trade potential to Nigerians.