Papal visit to Mozambique is important for peace - President
Standing behind President Filipe Nyusi, President and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade are ( From left to right: ) : President of Namibia Haguqe Geingob, Preident of Rwanda Paul Kagame and former president of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete.Picture: O País
African leaders in the southern and east Africa region witnessed the signing of a final peace deal between the Mozambican government and the main rebel opposition.
South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, Namibia’s Hage Geingob, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Edgar Lungu of Zambia were among the leaders in Maputo for the signing ceremony.
President Lungu is participating in his capacity as Chairperson of the regional bloc, SADC’s Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Operation.
Zimbabwe’s second vice-president, Kembo Mohadi is in town representing president Emmerson Mnangagwa. The EU Foreign Affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, also arrive on Monday for today’s ceremony.
The AU chief Moussa Faki aso attended the ceremony.
The final pact was appended to by President Filipe Nyusi for ruling FRELIMO whiles leader of the opposition RENAMO, Ossufo Momade, signed the pact.
The deal is expected to bring durable peace to the southern African country that was wracked by a civil war years ago.
It was an honour to be in Maputo to participate in today’s signing ceremony of the historic peace agreement between the govt of #Mozambique and #RENAMO to end armed hostilities. My full remarks:https://t.co/GuDWTGp4s5 pic.twitter.com/kQrNtSEA8R
— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) August 6, 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers message of support during the Signing Ceremony of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement at the Parque de Paz in Maputo, Mozambique. pic.twitter.com/OmdwG1JyHZ
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) August 6, 2019
Honoured to have witnessed the signing ceremony of the Peace and Reconciliation between the goverment of Mozambique and RENAMO in Maputo. I congratulate President Nyusi and leader of the RENAMO Ossufu Momade for their exemplary and selfless leadership. pic.twitter.com/uWKbxl4kIp
— Jakaya Kikwete (@jmkikwete) August 6, 2019
Proud to be in Maputo today to witness the signature of the #peace agreement in #Mozambique ! The #EU will support its implementation with 60M€ to finance projects across the country pic.twitter.com/ymDUQxNOuS
— Federica Mogherini (@FedericaMog) August 6, 2019
Accord historique au Mozambique pour une paix définitive entre le Frelimo et l’unimo sous la médiation de Paul Kagame pic.twitter.com/jKcabkPvRu
— Fenelon MASSALA (@rfemassala) August 6, 2019
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