RABAT, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari reaffirmed on Monday their willingness to create a model of South-South Cooperation.
In a joint statement following Buhari's visit to Morocco, the two leaders commended the positive bilateral relations between Morocco and Nigeria since the the king's visit to Abuja in December 2016.
In this regard, they welcomed the significant progress made in various areas of cooperation, such as agriculture, fertilizer production, energy infrastructure and mining.
Regarding the major regional gas pipeline project, which aims to link gas resources of some West African countries to Morocco, they hailed the milestone development achieved and stressed their commitment to fostering integration and development of the West Africa.
The two leaders also noted the important progress made in other areas of the bilateral cooperation.
On regional and international issues of mutual interest, the Moroccan king and Buhari confirmed their willingness to consult and coordinate the positions of the two countries in regional and international organizations, including the African Union.
The two leaders underscored their commitment to moderation, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, expressing deep concerns on violent extremism, terrorism and the continuing security challenges in Africa.