By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has expressed satisfaction over the improving health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The monarch who spoke to President Buhari on Wednesday via telephone also discussed a number of issues of mutual interest to the two west African countries.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Thursday.
President Buhari has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19. He is said to have undergone routine medical tests during the holidays and had been recommended for a longer rest by his physicians.
The statement by Adesina read: “King Mohammed VI of Morocco Wednesday had a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, where the Nigerian president is on vacation.
“The King, who initiated the call, asked after the President’s health and expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement.
“The two leaders also discussed the current stage of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic crude oil pipeline project.
“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 (ECOWAS).
“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 relations between both countries”