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Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Kentaro Sonoura said on Tuesday in Maputo that his country would increase investment in the energy sector in Mozambique as part of economic cooperation between the two countries.
The Japanese diplomat was received by the Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Oldemiro Balói, on his three-day visit to the country.
Following the meeting with the prime minister, the Japanese minister said that his main objective was preparing for the ministerial meeting of TICAD, a Japanese economic initiative to be held in Maputo this August.
Sonoura said that Japan considered Mozambique a gateway to the East Coast of Africa and the southern part of the continent.
The two countries cooperate in various areas such as agriculture, infrastructure and public transport.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, where the Japanese diplomat met with minister Oldemiro Balói, the talks focused on economic and international politics and the forthcoming trade fair.
The director for Asia and Oceania at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Belmiro Malate, said at the end of the meeting that the two countries were preparing new projects in the area of energy, more specifically electricity.
Concerning the purchase of gas by Japan, which was discussed during President Nyusi’s visit to China in March, Malate said that the issue was addressed in the context of the importance of continuing to work with Japan for more investment.Source: Notícias / Miramar
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