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Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi will pay an official visit to Italy from Monday to Wednesday, during which he will meet with his Italian counterpart and take part in business meetings.
President Nyusi will hold official talks with President Sergio Mattarella, meet members of the Mozambican community living in Italy and open the Mozambique-Italy business forum, the presidential website announced on Saturday.
According to taly’s Agenzia Nova, tomorrow President Nyusi will meet Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, at Palazzo Chigi, in Rome.
The visit “is part of the consolidation and deepening of relations of friendship and cooperation” between the two countries, which seek to define “strategies for strengthening political, economic and business relations,” the same source reveals.
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The agenda also includes visits to enterprises of economic and social interest, and to Milan, where on Wednesday (July 10) the Mozambican president will attend the Italy-Mozambique Economic Forum held under the motto “Mozambique: Energy, Oil & Gas and Sustainability’, promoted by the National Association of Industrial Engineering Units (ANIMP).
The Italian oil company Eni is one of the major investors in natural gas exploitation in the Rovuma Basin, off the north coast of Mozambique, alongside US companies Anadarko and Exxon Mobil.
President Nyusi is accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Pacheco; of Mineral Resources and Energy, Ernesto Max Tonela; Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Luísa Caetano Meque; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mozambique to the Italian Republic, César Francisco de Gouveia Júnior; staff members of the presidency and other state institutions and a Mozambican business delegation.
President Nyusi moves on to Italy after his visit to Portugal.Source: Lusa / Agenzia Nova
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