Mozambique’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Leticia Klemens, has left for a four-day official visit to Britain at the invitation of the British government, according to the British High Commission (Embassy) here.

The visit is centred on Klemens’ participation at the SubSea Expo 2017 Conference and Exhibition, which will take place from Feb 1 to 3 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the High Commission said in a statement.

Aberdeen is a world renowned centre of oil and gas expertise, which has been developing links with Mozambique, particularly since the visit to the city by former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza in 2013 to attend a conference on Mozambique’s emerging oil and gas industry.

Klemens is accompanied by representatives of Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute (INP) and the National Hydrocarbons Company (ENH) in her visit to the sub-sea international exhibition, which will be attended by more than 150 participating organizations from various relevant areas of expertise.

By collaborating and working with British experts and companies, Mozambique can maximize its potential in the sector and ensure that exploitation of mineral and energy resources has a positive impact on the country’s economic and social development, says the High Commission statement.

During her scheduled speech at the conference, the minister will speak of the potential of Mozambique’s energy sectors, focusing on the business environment, the opportunities and challenges.”

While in Aberdeen, Klemens will also visit Robert Gordon University, which has a top-of-the-range oil operations simulator, the statement added. Oil companies use this type of equipment to create a more concrete notion of the infrastructure needed for gas exploration and production.”

Among the British officials Klemens will meet is the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, the Minister for Africa in the Foreign Office, Tobias Ellwood, and the Minister of International Tade, Greg Hands.