President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Morocco over bilateral relations between Nigeria and his country.
The President is currently in London, United Kingdom (UK) where he is receiving medical attention.
According to a statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, it was the King who initiated the call to Buhari after asking the President’s health condition.
King Mohammed also expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement.
Both leaders were said to have discussed the current stage of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic crude oil pipeline project.
The statement reads in part: “King Mohammed VI thanked President Buhari for Nigeria’s support in returning Morocco to the African Union and notified him of Morocco’s request to join the Economic Community of West African States.
“The Moroccan King also expressed his intention to make the Rabat-Abuja strategic partnership a framework for regular consultation and cooperation on African issues of mutual interest to both countries.
“President Buhari, who thanked King Mohammed VI for the phone call, said that he looked forward to deepening.