The Morocco-Nigeria landmark project to lay an Atlantic gas pipeline, which will carry Nigerian gas through six West African countries up to Morocco and eventually to Europe, is heading towards materialization with the signing of new agreements related to the project, reported Middle East Confidential News.

The agreements were signed in Rabat in the presence of Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, and Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, on the 16th of May. Upon completion the pipeline will be a lever for more integrated West Africa, North Africa Post informed.

The pipeline venture is one of the milestone projects spearheaded by King Mohammed VI, whose vision for cooperation with Africa is underpinned by co-development, exchange of expertise, and a win-win partnership which is the ultimate goal of being the continent’s integration.

The Atlantic Gas Pipeline, to stretch over 4000km, will extend the existing West African Gas Pipeline that currently transports Nigerian gas to Ghana, up to the Mediterranean shore, going through Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania.