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Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi arrived in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, today for a two-day working visit to the Great Lakes region country aimed at maintaining friendly and cooperative relations between the two states.
A statement from the Presidency of the Republic received by Noticias indicates that, in Rwanda, the Head of State will attend, today and tomorrow, in Kigali, the 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA 2019) under the theme “Aids-Free Africa – Innovation, Community, and Political Leadership”.
ICASA is a platform for drawing African leaders’ attention to the 90-90-90 strategy and renewing their commitment to an AIDS-free Africa.
During his visit, President Nyusi will hold a meeting with his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, in which bilateral cooperation will be reviewed. The Mozambican head of state will also participate in the ‘High Level Meeting of African Leaders on Health Investment’.
At the ICASA Conference, the President Nyusi will reiterate his government’s commitment in the sector, translated into actions aimed at guaranteeing access to quality assistance and expanding health care to the most remote areas of the country.
Speaking yesterday to journalists accompanying the Mozambican head of state on this trip, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Pacheco explained that the realities of cross-border health necessitated the participation of a Mozambican delegation headed at the highest level.
Pacheco said that Mozambique intended to share and gather experience and evaluate the work being done to deliver ever-better service to citizens, adding that health in Mozambique was a priority of priorities, given its transversality.
Several initiatives are underway in Mozambique’s health sector, Minister Pacheco remarked, notably the presidential “One district, one hospital” programme, which will allow Mozambique to make a huge leap in terms of serving its citizens.
“There is no doubt that health is a top priority, because healthy men are able to make a greater contribution to production,” he said, and a linked multi-level training programme would ensure a supply of quality personnel in the sector.
President Nyusi is be accompanied on his trip by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Pacheco, and Health, Nazira Abdula, and staff of the Presidency of the Republic and other state institutions.
President Paul Kagame & President Filipe Nyusi of #Mozambique have also arrived in the auditorium for the #ICASA2019Rwanda opening ceremony. President Nyusi arrived in the country earlier today. #ICASA2019 pic.twitter.com/1m1jhxff9f
— KT Press Rwanda (@ktpressrwanda) December 2, 2019
Source: Noticias / Rádio Moçambique