President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco.

A statement by his spokesperson indicate 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.

The senate president said the parliamentary relationship between Egypt and Nigeria need to be improved, adding that there is 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.