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At the start of his visit to Mozambique, the Brazilian foreign minister has declared that the country would continue to be a “privileged partner”, and its largest in the southern hemisphere.
“I bring a clear message from President Michel Temer and the Brazilian people: Mozambique is and will continue to be a priority partner for Brazil,” a message signed by Aloysio Nunes Ferreira published in the Mozambican daily O País reads.
The article came out one day before his arrival in Maputo for a two-day official visit to Africa.
“Brazil will continue to focus on the achievement of Mozambique’s immense economic potential,” he writes, adding that Mozambique’s young and dynamic population presents “promising opportunities”.
“We will continue working on the identification of new partnerships in strategic areas”, with agriculture and energy priority sectors for the Brazilian government, he says. “I am proud to emphasize that Mozambique is the largest partner of South-South cooperation provided by Brazil.”
Ferreira will participate in a business seminar in Maputo on Thursday and meet members of the Mozambican government. On Friday, he will attend the inauguration of the Nacala Logistics Corridor, co-owned by Brazilian mining company Vale and the Mozambican state.
Vale has been mining coal in Moatize since 2011 and has invested heavily in upgrading the railway line to increase its export capacity. In 2016, Vale produced five million tons of coal at the Moatize mine, and can now deliver 11 million tons a year.Source: Lusa
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