MAPUTO, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has left Maputo for a three-day visit to the United States Tuesday to Thursday during which he is scheduled to attend the 11th US-Africa Business Summit, convened by the Corporate Council on Africa, a trade association set up in 1993 to promote business and investment between the US and African countries.

Nyusi is also due to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and other members of the US government, as well as leaders of economic and financial institutions, according to a statement issued by the President’s office here Monday.

The visit takes place in the context of consolidating and deepening the existing relations of friendship and co-operation between the two countries in the bilateral and international spheres and will be an opportunity to define strategies to strengthen political, economic and business relations, the statement added.

The deputy head of the US diplomatic mission in Maputo, Bryan Hunt, told journalists that the Mozambican government hoped to attract American companies to invest in such areas as agriculture, mineral resources, transport and fisheries.

The President will have the opportunity to talk to various American business people about all the sectors in which he hopes to attract investment to Mozambique,” said Hunt. We are sure that his message will be very well received by our private sector, and we hope that he will return with various projects that will be implemented here.”

After leaving the United States, Nyusi will then make a State visit to Cuba.