Nigeria, Morocco to sustain cooperation on agriculture, energy, others, says Envoy

Amb. Albashir Alhussaini, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Morocco, says Nigeria and Morocco will sustain their existing relationship in agriculture, energy, socio-cultural development and empowerment, among others.

Alhussaini stated this when he visited Fez, a rich and historical heritage ancient city in Morocco for a two -day official visit.

This is contained in a statement from the Chancery, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rabat, Morocco, released on Monday in Abuja.

According to the Chancery, Alhussani noted during the visit that the relations between Nigeria and Morocco is at its greater heights, and expressed hope that the countries will continue to cooperate in that regard.

The Envoy was received on the visit by the Secretary-General of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Oulema, Dr Muhammad Rifqi, alongside the Vice Chancellor of Al-Karaouine University, Dr Idris Alfassy.

The Ambassador was first taken to the historic Al-Karaouine University, located in the heart of Fez, where he toured the institution’s library, mosque, and laboratory.

Al-Karaouine University was founded as a mosque by Fatima al-Fihri between 857–859, and subsequently became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Islamic Golden Age.

The university’s library boasts of centuries-old text manuscripts.

UNESCO and Guinness World Records list the university as the oldest university, or oldest continually operating higher learning institution in the world.

At the headquarters of the Mohamed VI Foundation, Rifqi presented a souvenir to Alhussaini, pledging more collaboration between the Foundation and Nigeria.

Rifqi noted the existing cultural and educational exchange programme by the Foundation, of which he said, hundreds of Nigerians were beneficiaries.

A large number of Nigerians had benefited from the Foundation which was established in 2015.

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