MOZAMBIQUE EYES NEW PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA FOR STRONGER COOPERATION

MAPUTO– President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi expressed his interest in a message on Friday to see the economic and social relations with neighboring South Africa now under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa to grow stronger.

“I would like to reiterate my availability to continue working closely with Your Excellence on the reinforcement and consolidation of our friendship and cooperation, also within the framework of the Southern Africa Development Community, African Union and other international organizations of which we are members,” the president’s message said.

President Nyusi highlighted that both countries are united not only by sharing borders but also with historic, economic and cultural ties, and the bilateral cooperation should be continuously deepened by implementing all the action plans that both countries have agreed.

Nyusi went on to felicitate the new president of South Africa with vows that the bilateral relationship will boost South Africa and its people towards a much greater prosperity.

At present, South Africa is among the major investors in Mozambique. Most of the electric power produced in the dam of Cahora Bassa in central Tete province is exported to South Africa.

Both countries have a cooperation platform, the bi-national commission where the presidents of both countries meet every two years to evaluate cooperation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK