Mozambique: Peace talks continue - By Joseph Hanlon
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa from and Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi (photo: Lusa)
The presidents of Mozambique and South Africa on Monday expressed their intention to enter into around 70 bilateral agreements, highlighting historical relations between the two countries.
Both presidents highlighted the need to secure the full implementation of these legal tools to benefit their people and countries, according to a statement released by the South African presidency.
Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa met at the Mozambican parliament but the delegations of both heads of state did not provide information to media regarding the meeting, which lasted around four hours.
According to the statement, both presidents recognised the historic and fraternal ties between their countries that date back to the struggle against colonialism and apartheid.
They also expressed satisfaction regarding the excellent and growing bilateral cooperation between both countries, the statement said.
The visit takes place four days before a public hearing of former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang, who was detained in South Africa on 29 December following an extradition order issued by the United States regarding hidden debts.Source: Lusa