President Muhammadu Buhari who had been away in Morocco on a two-day working visit returned to the country.
The trip which was at the instance of the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI provided a platform for Nigeria and Morocco to strengthen ties.
In a joint communique issued after series of talks between President Buhari and his host, King Mohammed VI, the two Heads of State agreed to develop a partnership in the field of agriculture, particularly through the signing of Cooperation Agreement on vocational training and technical supervision.
The two leaders also confirmed their willingness to consult and coordinate the positions of the two countries in regional and international organizations, including the African Union.
President Buhari who congratulated King Mohammed VI on Morocco’s election to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, also congratulated him on the successful completion of his mandate as the African Leader on Migration Issues, which culminated in the presentation of the African Agenda for Migration and the creation of the African Observatory on Migration.
King Mohammed VI congratulated President Buhari on his leadership in the regional initiative against terrorism in the Lake Chad region , he commended his efforts in the fight against corruption and his role as the African Union anti-corruption champion.
The two Heads of State, in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan registered commitment to moderation, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, as taught by the religion of Islam.
They expressed deep concerns about violent extremism, terrorism and the persistence of security threats in Africa while also restating their resolve to strengthen cooperation in efforts to combat radicalization in Africa and beyond.