Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and King Mohammed VI of Morocco in Rabat lamented the persistent threat posed to security in Africa by violent extremism and terrorism and resolved to cooperate with each other in the fight against the scourge.
The two leaders whose concern was expressed in a joint communique they issued at the end of Buhari’s two-day working visit to Morocco, pledged to be committed to tolerance and peaceful coexistence as preached by Islam.
Mohammed, according to the communique, commended Buhari on his roles in the fight against terrorism in the Lake Chad region as well as his fight against corruption.
The communique, which further said Buhari’s visit to Morocco was at the instance of the King, added that the meeting was meant to promote meaningful bilateral relationship between the two countries and simultaneously create what they described as South-South cooperation.
According to the communique, both leaders welcomed the progress made so far in agriculture, fertiliser production, energy, infrastructure and mining and expressed their commitment to regional gas pipeline meant to connect the two countries.