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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday stressed that the modernization of agriculture, industrialization, infrastructures, mining, fisheries, tourism and the expansion of the water network and the electricity grid are some of the areas that most interest Mozambique in the cooperation between China and Africa.
Speaking in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, at a round table in which host president Jacob Zuma and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the co-chairs of the China-Africa summit, also took part, as well as other African leaders, Nyusi said that Africa in general, and Mozambique in particular, need systematized and consolidated knowledge, technologies and investment to carry out successfully an agenda leading to sustainable development.
Nyusi added that other challenges facing the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) included the common struggle against poverty, epidemics, unemployment, and the effects of climate change, as well as radical extremism, illegal immigration, and disobedience against democratically elected governments.
Nyusi praised the support given by the Chinese government to Africa, noting that over the past three years China allocated 20 billion US dollars of aid to Africa. That figure is set to triple in the coming three years – at the opening of the summit Xi pledge 60 billion dollars in support for African countries in the 2016-2018 period.
“Mozambique is convinced that the plan for 2016-2018 will strengthen Sino-African cooperation and favor the development of African countries”, said Nyusi.
During the summit, which ended on Saturday, Nyusi was received by Xi in audience, and held meetings with representatives of two Chinese communications companies.Source: AIM News