NIGERIA EXPRESSES COMMITMENT TO BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH MOROCCO

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Geoffrey Onyeama, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs

As contemporary diplomatic relations move to become a pro-people entity through the delivery of people’s expectations, Morocco and Nigeria have continued to build a strategic partnership in various sectors of their economy for the benefit of both nations.

This philosophy was re-affirmed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, Nasser Bourita and Geoffrey Onyeama at a video conference meeting held with a view to develop strategic synergy of improving bilateral cooperation.

The two ministers stressed that the high quality of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Morocco marked by brotherhood and solidarity, can be attributed to the leadership quality of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

Welcoming the progress made in the joint development of the $1.3 billion chemical platform in Nigeria, which is expected to produce ammonia and all kinds of fertilizers, they believed strategic and mutually beneficial projects of this nature are powerful achievements of South-South cooperation.

The two ministers also agreed on having regular consultations on regional and continental issues of common interest as they reaffirm their commitment to promote peace, stability and prosperity in West Africa and the Sahel.

Bourita used the occasion to congratulate President Buhari and Nigeria on the election of Ambassador Adeoye Bankole as the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union and Dr Ngozi Okonjo, the first African woman elected to lead the WTO.

Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs

Bilateral relations between Nigeria and Morocco have been positive in every area following the Royal Visit of King Mohammed VI to Nigeria in December 2016 and that of President Buhari to Morocco in June 2018.

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