Morocco and Nigeria have lauded the progress of their joint venture to construct a gas pipeline that will connect the two nations as well as several west African countries, according to a statement from the king’s office.

During a phone conversation, Morocco king Mohammed VI and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed satisfaction with the progress as well as bilateral exchanges and working sessions related to the strategic project, the statement said.

In December, the two countries launched this major project, which may stretch up towards Europe, and aims to promote the emergence of an integrated North West African zone and enable the region to achieve energy independence, accelerate the implementation of electrification projects and develop important economic and industrial activities.

No timeline was given for when the pipeline construction work will start and how much it will cost, but the two working sessions have been held in Morocco to push it forward.

The two leaders hailed also the excellent multidimensional relations between Morocco and Nigeria and their promising prospects, the same statement underlined. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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