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DW / Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza on Wednesday (09.08)
Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza has said that the meeting between President Nyusi and the leader of the largest opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama was a step towards an effective peace.
“We are taking steps towards an effective peace in our country. We want to see Mozambique at peace,” Guebuza told reporters on Wednesday (August 9) after registering his family at his home in Maputo as part of the fourth general population census.
Guebuza added that the head of state and Afonso Dhlakama should be encouraged so that the country could live in tranquillity.
“We urge and hope that we can live more and more calmly as soon as possible” Guebuza, who was president from 2005 to 2015, said.
Nyusi and Dhlakama met on Sunday for talks on restoring political stability. They “discussed and agreed on the next steps in the peace process, which they hope will be completed by the end of the year,” according to a statement from the Mozambican presidency.
Despite the 1992 General Peace Agreement, Mozambique has seen outbreaks of political and military violence after Renamo refused to recognize the victory of the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) in the elections.Source: Deutsche Welle