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One of Nigeria’s Elder Statesmen Reflects on Ties With China

Aminu Wali served as Nigeria's ambassador to China, the United Nations and as foreign minister.

Aminu Wali, 79, is long retired from a distinguished diplomatic career as Nigeria’s envoy to China, the United Nations and a stint as the country’s foreign minister. In a wide-ranging interview with the Premium Times newspaper, Wali reflected on the current state of ties with China and what he thinks many people don’t understand about this complex, multifaceted geopolitical relationship.

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