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Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano says that Mozambique is experiencing “relative peace”, and that the origin of the terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado is still under investigation.
Speaking to journalists in Coimbra on Tuesday, Joaquim Chissano said, about peace in Mozambique, that it “would be for a very long time [coming], always relative”.
Chissano said it was necessary to continue investing in improving living conditions in areas such as housing, the family, life in the community, education and health.
“The best peace is the peace of the well-being of the population and of families,” he said.
Regarding the terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado, the former Mozambican head of state declared that “motives and authorship are not yet clearly defined”. “We do not know the nature” of the terrorist acts in the north-eastern province of Mozambique, he said.
Concerning the attacks and their authors, Chissano said it was “necessary to determine their nature and what is it that they want”.
“When this is done, we will find the [right] measures,” he said.