Mozambican expert says crisis in military withdrawal is the result of a "gentlemen's agreement"
The European Union representative in Mozambique, Sven von Burgsdorff, said on Tuesday he expected “more progress in the dialogue aimed at restoring lasting peace”.
“We think that in the coming months we will see more progress between the two main players, President Filipe Nyusi and Afonso Dhlakama,” he said.
Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of a water supply system in Jangamo district, Inhambane province, southern Mozambique, Burgsdorff said he considered the dialogue between the head of state and the leader of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo, the main opposition party) “important”.
“We are witnessing very important things for the pacification of the country and the joint declaration of an indefinite truce is another step forward,” von Burgsdorff said.
“Stability,” he continued, “is indispensable for development and the EU shares its concern for the restoration of peace.”
Earlier this month, Dhlakama extended the truce in the clashes between the armed wing of Renamo and government Defence and Security Forces indefinitely.Source: Lusa
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