Casablanca – The strategic relations between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco will benefit the two countries, the sub-region and the African continent as a whole, said on Tuesday Ahmed Abubakar Rufai, adviser to Nigerian President.

“These relations witnessed significant improvements following the meeting between HM King Mohammed VI and Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the sidelines of the Cop22 in Marrakech,” Rufai told the press at the end of the working session chaired by the Sovereign on the pipeline project from Nigeria-Morocco.

Relations between the two countries have been reinforced following the “very successful” visit paid by King Mohammed VI to Nigeria, he noted.

King Mohammed VI chaired, on Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, a working session on the gas pipeline project from Nigeria-Morocco that will pass through several West African countries.

This strategic gas pipeline, which may stretch up towards Europe, will 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.