Morocco-Nigeria: Gas Pipeline Project, a Model of Regional Integration that will Change the Face of Atlantic Africa – FM –
“The Nigeria-ECOWAS gas pipeline project to Morocco and beyond is a model of regional integration that will change the face of Atlantic Africa”, said Wednesday in Rabat the minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita. “It is a project that is moving forward, which will be a model of regional integration and will change the face of the Atlantic and this Atlantic Africa”, Mr. Bourita pointed out during a joint press briefing with the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, following their talks on the sidelines of the 1st ministerial meeting of Atlantic African States. Among the other structuring and strategic projects, the minister mentioned the construction of a fertilizer factory, stressing that these two important projects are part of the impetus given by the two Heads of State, HM King Mohammed VI and President Muhammadu Buhari, to bilateral relations. In this regard, Mr. Bourita welcomed the excellent bilateral relations, driven by the personal relations of trust, friendship and brotherhood between HM the King and President Buhari, noting that Morocco and Nigeria seek to build a unique model of cooperation between two African countries. This is a concrete cooperation which is beneficial to both peoples, he pointed out. “We will continue to work within the framework of this spirit”, said Mr. Bourita.