A handover ceremony of China's emergency humanitarian food assistance to Niger was held on April 20, 2023. Chinese Ambassador to Niger Jiang Feng and Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office of Niger Lavelle Gica attended the ceremony and signed the handover documents on behalf of their respective governments.
Jiang said that China has always attached importance to food security cooperation between the two countries. In recent years, China has not only donated multiple batches of food supplies to Niger, but has also donated vehicles to improve Niger's food transport capacity. China actively responds to the initiative of "Niger feeding itself" proposed by Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, and has been dedicated to strengthening cooperation in such fields as petroleum, infrastructure and private sectors, in a bid to fundamentally solve the country's frequent food crises.
Gica extended her appreciation to the Chinese government for providing food assistance at a time when the international food supply is generally inadequate. Noting that this batch of food will relieve hunger and malnutrition of Nigerien people, she pledged to allocate the supplies appropriately, making sure to deliver the goodwill of the Chinese people to the Nigerien people.