President Nyusi starts two-day visit to Niassa province in Cuamba
Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano said the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement signed Tuesday in Maputo by the government and Renamo, the main opposition party, “will be permanent” and demonstrates the “maturity” of the Mozambican people and their political leaders, which had been achieved through previous peace-seeking experience.
“This agreement will be permanent because the people have taken leadership,” Joaquim Chissano is quoted today by the daily newspaper Noticias as saying about the final peace agreement.
According to Chissano, who served as president of Mozambique between 1986 and 2005, it is necessary that children grow up in an environment of peace to ensure that society has a new way of thinking and acting.
Chissano said the determination of President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade had played an important role in reaching the agreement.
The Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement, signed Tuesday between the Mozambican government and the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), is the third to be signed by the two parties.
In addition to the 1992 General Peace Agreement, which ended the 16-year civil war, the Mozambican government and Renamo also signed an agreement to end military hostilities arising from disputes about electoral law on September 5, 2014.Source: Lusa