RABAT, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Sunday in Morocco for a two-day visit.
Upon his arrival at Rabat-Sale Airport, the Nigerian president was welcomed by Morocco's King Mohammed VI accompanied by Crown Prince of Morocco Moulay El Hassan.
The Nigerian president was also greeted by the Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani and members of his cabinet.
During his visit to Morocco, Buhari is expected to hold official talks with the king and they will co-chair the signing ceremony of several agreements, an official statement said.
The Moroccan-Nigerian relations have witnessed a considerable momentum during the last few years.
During the visit of Morocco's king to Nigeria in December, 2016, the two countries signed several agreements and finalized a major gas pipeline cooperation.
It aims to promote the emergence of an integrated North and West African zone and enable the region to achieve energy independence, accelerate the implementation of electrification projects and develop important economic and industrial activities.
No timeline or cost was given for the pipeline construction, but several working sessions have been held in Morocco to push it forward.