Algeria – Morocco officially reacted to the revival of the project to build the trans-Saharan gas pipeline. Two weeks after the establishment of an Algerian-Algerian working group to conduct the first studies, the Moroccan Minister of Energy commented on the project.
Aziz Rebbah, who spoke to parliamentarians, wanted to stay politically correct. According to him, the authorities of the kingdom "do not envy" their Algerian counterparts.
"We do not envy the Algerians and we hope they have received the message. Everyone wins energy projects in Africa that are characterized by their regional and not national stamps, "he said according to Yabiladi.
In concrete terms, this is the first official Moroccan response to the resumption of the project, decided by Algeria and Nigeria. A resumption of which the announcement was made during the commission co-chaired in Algiers by Abdelkader Messahel and Geoffrey Onyeama, the Foreign Ministers of both countries.
For him, the agreement between Algiers and Abuja "does not question the project of the Moroccan-Nigerian gas pipeline". A project signed in December 2016 during a visit of King Mohammed VI to Nigeria.