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Japan’s government on Thursday considered the normalisation of security in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, “indispensable” for further investments in the natural gas sector, expressing its willingness to help solve the problem.
“The improvement of safety in Cabo Delgado is indispensable for Japanese companies,” said Sahiko Mihara, special envoy of the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, in statements following a meeting with Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi.
Japanese multinational Mitsui is part of one of the consortiums that will produce gas in the Rovuma basin in Cabo Delgado, a province ravaged by a wave of violence spread by armed groups with a jihadist connotation.
Sahiko Mihara said Japan is willing to help Mozambique tackle the roots of violence in Cabo Delgado by providing development support.
“At the initiative of the prime minister [Shinzo Abe], we have told President Filipe Nyusi that we are ready to step up development assistance, especially in the north of the country, where there is a lack of security,” the prime minister of Japan’s special envoy said.
Japan wants to strengthen economic ties with Mozambique through partnerships between companies from both countries, he said
Sahiko Mihara represented the Japanese prime minister at the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday of Filipe Nyusi, for the second and last presidential term.
In Cabo Delgado province, attacks by armed groups erupted more than two years ago and have already claimed at least 300 lives, leaving some 60,000 people affected or forced to leave their lands and places of residence, according to the latest review of the United Nations’ global humanitarian aid plan.Source: Lusa
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