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Thursday 14 June 2018

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project to Have Significant Impact on the Entire Region (French Website)

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Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project to Have Significant Impact on the Entire Region (French Website)

The Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project will have a significant impact on the entire region, says French website "La Tribune Afrique", specialized in African news.

This project, considered strategic by both countries, will have a significant impact on the populations of West Africa, Morocco, and Mauritania, specifies the same source, noting that it is also likely to evolve Morocco and Nigeria into leaders of South-South cooperation in Africa.

The author underlines that if Morocco intends to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 300 million-people market, then the gas pipeline project is a great opportunity to prove that this North African country will be a major partner for the economic development of the region. He recalls that this 5,000 km-long significant infrastructure, whose route will be built onshore and offshore, will link Morocco and Nigeria along the West African coast.

This infrastructure should also allow the acceleration of electrification projects across the West African region, thus serving as a basis for the creation of a competitive regional market of electricity, according to “La Tribune Afrique”.

It is worth to mention that HM King Mohammed VI and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari chaired, on Sunday at Rabat Royal Palace, a signing ceremony of three bilateral cooperation agreements, including one on the strategic Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project.

The Nigerian President paid an official working and friendship visit to Morocco on 10-11 June at the invitation of HM King Mohammed VI.

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