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DW / The German Deputy Prime Minister of the state of Saxony visits Mozambique accompanied by a group of business people and receives assurances from Maputo that the country is "working hard" for stability.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister of the German state of Saxony, Martin Dulig, on Monday started a three-day official visit to Mozambique with the aim of deepening relations between the two parties, accompanied by a part of eighteen, including entrepreneurs.
On Monday, Dulig met with Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Letícia Klemens, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oldemiro Baloi.
“Mozambique is facing very big challenges. We spoke with the foreign minister and took away the message that Mozambique is working a lot in this area,” said Dulig. “We also met with the Minister of Mineral Resources and decided to continue our cooperation in the field of mining, especially in the area of mining safety, which will be in the spotlight.”
Mozambique and Saxony are linked in a project to improve safety in the mining sector by setting up rescue services and safety systems, in which context Dulig offered a donation of rescue team equipment.
“Mozambique is a country of great potential, and with many opportunities to be taken advantage of in the future,” the German official said. “I have been greatly encouraged by what I’ve seen here, but I also note that there are a lot of obstacles, which we will all have to work together to overcome.”
Dulig also participated in a meeting involving businessmen from Mozambique and Germany, where he heard Mozambican entrepreneurs say they were interested in German know-how.
“This business group comes from an area that is recognised worldwide for its expertise in engineering, the automotive industry, equipment and mining – aspects of great interest to us,” Deputy Director of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA). Eduardo Sengo said.
“With the mining and oil and gas industries growing in Mozambique, we need to forge contacts with players who have some experience in these sectors,” he concluded.
Source: Deutsche Welle