Buhari speaks with Moroccan King from London

Buhari speaks with Moroccan King from London

Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:25 pm

King Mohammed VI visited Nigeria in Dec 2016. The King and President Buhari oversaw the signing of several strategic agreements between Nigeria and Morocco


By Kazeem Ugbodaga

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, where the Nigerian president is on vacation, says presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.

Adesina, in a statement on Thursday said the King, who initiated the call, asked after the President’s health and expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement.

“The two leaders also discussed the current stage of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic crude oil pipeline project.

“King Mohammed VI thanked President Buhari for Nigeria’s support in returning Morocco to the African Union and notified him of Morocco’s request to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),” he said.

Adesina added that the Moroccan King also expressed his intention to make the Rabat-Abuja strategic partnership a framework for regular consultation and cooperation on African issues of mutual interest to both countries.

“President Buhari, who thanked King Mohammed VI for the phone call, said that he looked forward to deepening relations between both countries,” he said.

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