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Remarks on Nigeria's General Election by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang at the Regular Press Conference on February 21, 2019
2019/02/21

Q: Nigeria is going to hold its presidential and parliamentary elections this Saturday. Last Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced its decision to postpone the elections for one week, which has garnered widespread attention from the international community. What's your comment on the elections in Nigeria?

A: We have noted the relevant situation. The Chinese side hopes and believes that Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections will be held successfully and smoothly.

I would like to point out that Nigeria is an important country in Africa. Peace, stability and development of Nigeria serve the interests of the Nigerian people, the region and Africa at large. China always stands for the principle of non-interference in other country's internal affairs. We believe the Nigerian government and people are capable of managing the relevant election affairs.

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