The king of Morocco, King Mohammed VI, has invited Nigeria’s president Bola Tinubu for African-Atlantic gas project discussion in his home country.
The Moroccan monarch made the invitation to President Tinubu via telephone call yesterday.
According to a statement from the royal palace, the meeting between the duo will focus on the development of bilateral relations between the two countries over the past few years.
The discussion also covered the African-Atlantic Gas Pipeline Nigeria-Morocco project; a structuring project that will be a strategic lever for regional integration and economic and social development for all West African countries, according to Leadership.
Initiated first by King Mohammed VI and former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, the pipeline aims to promote regional integration and reinforce Africa’s energy security.
Rabat – Morocco is set to host over 1,600 kilometres of the project, which is 5,600 kilometres long in total.
The monarch has frequently emphasised the importance of the project, reiterating Morocco’s commitment to the pipeline project with Nigeria.
In November 2023, King Mohammed VI stressed the potential benefits that the pipeline could bring not only to Africa but also to Europe.
Recall that the king, in his remarks during a speech commemorating the anniversary of the Green March on November 6 last year, said,
“The Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline strategic project is part of that endeavour,” he said, noting that the project is designed to promote regional integration as well as to boost joint economic growth.