Rabat – Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, Abdelkader Amara, and Nigerian minister-delegate for electricity, Chinedu Nebo, agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, which should open new horizons based on a mutually beneficial partnership.
Amara, who was speaking at a press briefing following a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart on the sidelines of the 8th German-African Forum, held on April 13-15 in Hamburg.
“This cooperation framework aims to set clear objectives of common interest, and implement projects and action plans in the field of energy,” Mr. Amara said.
The Minister highlighted the large energy potential available in Africa, stressing the importance of South-South cooperation to address energy challenges.
Morocco and Nigeria, he said, share the concern to ensure energy supply combining fossil fuels with renewable sources.
For his part, the Nigerian Minister expressed his country’s interest in the Moroccan energy model, praising the Kingdom for its strategic decision to adopt an energy mix with a progressive balance of renewable sources of energy, and for putting in place an infrastructure and legislative framework to promote investment in these new technologies.