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Special> 'Experience China' in Nigeria, Kenya> News
UPDATED: September 19, 2013 Web Exclusive
Learn More about China (CHINESE VERSION)
China provides free TV programs to Nigeria
By Ding Zhitao

Li Wufeng, Vice Minister of the SCIO, meets with Mayaki B. Musa, director general of the Nigerian Television Authority in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, on September 17 (DING ZHITAO)

China will provide Chinese documentaries and other TV programs free of charge to Nigeria, according to the agreement signed between China's State Council Information Office (SCIO) and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on September 17 in Abuja.

The first series of TV programs includes 12 documentaries that feature China's accomplishments in the economy, politics, culture, arts and the people's livelihood. They will be shown on NTA during prime time from September 16 to 22.

Li Wufeng, Vice Minister of the SCIO, and Mayaki B. Musa, director general of the NTA, attended the signing of the agreement.

"Bringing China's TV programs to Nigeria will contribute to the friendship between China and Nigeria and also the needs of the market," Li said. "There are many Nigerians coming to China, and also many Chinese going to Nigeria. Nigerians want to learn more about China."

The agreement is part of the "Experience China" activity held from September 10 to 19 in the Nigerian capital Abuja by SCIO, the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education, and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Information. It aims to expand the people-to-people exchange, enhance mutual understanding and deepen the traditional friendship between China and Nigeria.

(Reporting from Abuja, Nigeria)

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