King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, where the Nigerian leader is on vacation.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina,made this know in a statement on Thursday.
President Buhari is currently on an extended vacation in the United Kingdom following medical tests that showed he needed a longer period of rest.
His spokesman said yesterday that the Moroccan leader initiated the call,asked after Buhari’s health and expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement.
Adesina said both leaders also discussed the current stage of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic crude oil pipeline project.
He quoted King Mohammed VI as thanking Buhari for Nigeria’s support in returning Morocco to the African Union (AU).
The Moroccan leader was also said to have notified Buhari of his country’s request to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Mohammed VI was also said to have 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.
The presidential quoted Buhari as thanking King Mohammed VI for the phone call.
President Buhari was also quoted as saying that he looked forward to deepening relations between Nigeria and Morocco.