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O País / Niquice argues that peace is one of the priorities of the governance cycle
Frelimo, in the person of spokesman António Niquice, has reacted to the meeting between head of state President Nyusi and Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama in Gorongosa.
“President Nyusi has rescued his role and legitimacy as the nation’s highest magistrate by unequivocally keeping his word of being focused on the pursuit of peace for our country,” Niquice said. “Peace is one of the priorities of this cycle of governance and President Nyusi has been doing everything possible so that Mozambicans can move freely and carry out their activities free from threats of any kind,” the ruling party spokesman said.
Niquice’s assessment of the president’s acumen does not stop here. He understands that “the specific case of the meeting with the Renamo leader was a clear demonstration that Filipe Nyusi has Mozambicans as his main source of inspiration for solving the problems of the country. We are witnessing the impetus of the breath of fresh air brought by the truce, and we believe that this interaction at the highest level may be maturing. Filipe Nyusi was shown to be a pragmatic and humble leader, but also demonstrated a readiness and commitment towards the highest and most noble goals of the Mozambican nation. Nyusi leads by results, and I think that, with the cooperation of other stakeholders and with the cooperation of the Renamo leader, the country can very quickly enjoy a definitive peace”.
Looking back, Niquice recalled that “the format initially designed was aimed at achieving results, but not being very well targeted, the president called the Renamo leader and talked with great mastery, because the issue of peace is central”.Source: O País