Rabat - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay an official visit to Morocco on Sunday.
Rabat – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay an official visit to Morocco on Sunday.
At the request of King Mohammed VI, the president will spend a three-day visit in Morocco along with a Nigerian delegation, an unidentified source told Moroccan news outlet Le360.
The source added that the King and Buhari “regularly” consult on topics of common interest regarding Africa.
The Atlantic pipeline project, set to link Nigeria and Morocco and may extend up towards Europe, will be at the heart of the meetings between the two leaders.
Morocco and Nigeria inked the pipeline agreement in December 2016 during the King’s first official visit to Nigeria. The King’s visit aimed to diversify Morocco’s partnerships in Africa and to extend the model of South-South cooperation that the country has developed with its traditional partners in the continent.
King Mohammed VI received the special envoy of the Nigerian president, Ahmed Abubakar Rufai, on May 19, conveying a written message to the monarch.