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President Hage Geingob departed to Maputo, Mozambique on Monday evening. Photo: File
Nambia’s president Hage Geingob departed to Maputo, Mozambique, yesterday evening to attend the signing ceremony of a peace agreement between the country’s ruling party and its main political rival.
At the invitation of Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi, Geingob will participate in the signing ceremony of a peace agreement reached by the country’s ruling party since its independence in 1975, the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo), and the leader of the Mozambique National Resistance Movement (Renamo).
The signing ceremony will take place tday, and will mark an agreement by the opposing political organisations to hold peaceful elections in October.
A statement issued by presidential press secretary Alfredo Hengari details that the peace pledge agreement follows a peace accord that was signed on 1 August and which marked the official end to the conflict between Renamo fighters and the country’s defence and security forces.
“This historic moment is an indication to the world that Africa is fully committed to turn a new leaf. Africans on their own accord, as brothers and sisters in Mozambique are willing to put to rest hostility and embrace the spirit of peace and harmony,” Geingob said, commending both Frelimo and the opposition, Renamo.
Renamo fought a 15-year-long civil war with the Mozambican government, led by Frelimo, until the conflict was ended by a peace accord signed in 1992.
The peace agreement signed last week is aimed at ending the six years of conflict that followed after an anti-government insurgency by Renamo fighters resumed in 2013.Source: The Namibian
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