President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for the closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria, Egypt, and Morocco.
A statement by Ola Awoniyi his spokesperson indicates that Lawan made the call at separate meetings with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Assem Hanafi Elseify and Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma.
Lawan said Egypt and Nigeria are leading countries in Africa, nothing that the two countries have had a very long relationship. “Nigeria has been quite supportive of Egypt and Egypt has been supportive of Nigeria. “We need to expand and widen this cooperation and partnership between our two countries,” Lawan said.
The senate president said the parliamentary relationship between Egypt and Nigeria needs to be improved, adding that there is the need for cooperation in the parliaments of the two major African countries to be well-grounded, established and sustained.
He said parliaments play important and significant roles in ensuring that peoples in different countries are able to come together because they represent the people. “Therefore we carry their sentiments. “We carry their aspirations,we want the relationships that benefit the people that we represent on both sides.
“So I will encourage that we try to work out and promote better parliamentary relationship,” Lawan said. He also urged the Egyptian authorities to ease the process of issuance of visas to Nigerians seeking to travel to the country for legitimate business.