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Twitter / Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang (L) with President Filipe Nyusi
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has invited his counterpart from Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, to set up a diplomatic representation in Mozambique in order to speed up relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Speaking in Maputo on Wednesday night at the state banquet he offered to Obiang, Nyusi said that the visit of the Equatoguinean leader would contribute to closer cooperation, leading to the development and prosperity of both countries.
“We take advantage of this occasion to invite you to open a diplomatic representation of Equatorial Guinea in our country, in order to better stimulate our bilateral relations”, added Nyusi.
Nyusi stressed the human capital and natural resources of the two countries as the essential platform for maximizing gains, and recognised the experience of Equatorial Guinea in exploiting petroleum and natural gas, which had boosted its economic development.
Earlier in the day the two governments had signed cooperation agreements, and Nyusi said there was now the prospect for regular work on the challenges facing both countries, internally and at regional level.
He believed that Mozambique and Equatorial Guinea could exchange experiences in the fight against poverty, organized crime and terrorism, and how to combat the effects of climate change.
For his part, Obiang said that African countries should bank on access to new technologies, in accordance with the potential of each of them, as the path for attaining economic self-sufficiency.
Obiang, who spoke in Portuguese rather than Spanish, declared that “the development of the African continent is in the hands of Africans themselves, and our progress will depend on instruments of cooperation”.Source: AIM
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