Business Agreements Between Mozambique and Brazil (

The Mozambican and Brazilian governments on Monday signed in Maputo four bilateral agreements, aimed at encouraging business relations between the two countries.
The agreements were signed by Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi and his Brazilian counterpart, Mauricio Vieira. The ceremony was witnessed by a delegation of Brazilian business people accompanying Vieira.
The agreements cover the areas of renewable energies, promotion of investments and facilitation of trade, technical cooperation, and facilitation of business visas.
Speaking immediately after the signing ceremony, Baloi said that one of the major challenges facing the Mozambican government is to expand relations with other countries in the business sphere.
“Increasingly our government sees the business sector as an unavoidable partner, and which confers greater robustness to cooperation throughout the world”, he said.
Vieira declared that the agreements “will open new opportunities for Brazilian companies in Mozambique, and for Mozambican companies in Brazil”.
On Tuesday, President Filipe Nyusi received Vieira, who delivered a message from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
Vieira told reporters that in the message Rousseff “sent her good wishes for the progress and development of Mozambique, and reaffirmed Brazil’s interest in developing increasingly close ties between our countries”.
Vieira added that Brazil wants to continue investing in Mozambican coal, as well as in agro-business and educational projects. The Brazilian mining giant Vale is the largest foreign company operating in the Moatize coal basin in the western province of Tete.
Source: Business