Friday, May 18, 2018

Mozambique, Uganda Identify Multiple Sectors for Cooperation
2018-05-18 06:35:30

MAPUTO, May 17 (Xinhua) -- President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, leading a delegation composed of high ranking officials from his government, said on Thursday that his three-day state visit to Mozambique is aimed at reinforcing cooperation between the two African countries.

Museveni held talks with the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi and both expressed interest to reinforce cooperation as well as to promote a much more prosperous experience exchange between the two countries in different domains particularly the business sector.

After talks between the two heads of State, Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Jose Pacheco said that the two countries identified five sectors of priority for cooperation namely politics and diplomacy, defense and security, agriculture, industry and trade, and tourism.

"In the defense sector both countries will cooperate in the establishment of a mechanism for exchanging information, in use of their capacity. On the other hand Mozambique particularly expressed interest to have its staff trained in the domain of mineral resources," said Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Pacheco said that in the sector of food security both countries will explore their advantages and a specific memorandum in the agriculture sector will also be considered.

Uganda expressed interest to import mineral coal produced in Mozambique a process that is expected to take effect immediately.

On Thursday both countries signed two agreements namely the General Cooperation Agreement and the Specific Agreement. To concretize the agreement, a joint ministerial commission will meet in Kampala in August this year.

Editor: Chengcheng

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