Sierra Leone supports gas pipeline project between Nigeria and Morocco

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Thursday in Rabat, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, David Francis, reaffirmed his country’s support for the proposed gas pipeline between Nigeria and Morocco.

Mr. Francis said during a joint press conference with Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, that “trade and investment are very important components, but the political component is equally important, and that is why we support the Nigerian-Moroccan gas pipeline project,” after both sides had discussed it.

In this regard, Sierra Leone’s ambassador emphasized that his nation “has no doubt that, like other West African States, this project would benefit it” and that “this reflects Morocco’s leadership and worldwide position in favor of energy security and access to power.”

This huge project, which was inaugurated in Abuja in 2016 under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, would connect Nigeria’s gas resources with those of several West African nations and Morocco, fostering regional economic integration.

 

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