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UN Secretary-General António Guterres is meeting Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi before visiting the regions affected by the cyclones on Friday, where he will be meeting with local officials.
According to the visit agenda, the UN secretary-general has a 45-minute meeting with the Mozambican head of State at 3:30 p.m. today, followed by statements to the press.
Afterwards, António Guterres will meet United Nations officials and participate in an interaction with the Protection of Children with Albinism project.
On Friday morning, Guterres heads to Beira, where he will visit areas affected by Cyclone Idai and meet the governor of Sofala province, Alberto Mondlane, a United Nations humanitarian aid team, and Mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango.
The UN Secretary-General will also visit the 25 de Junho School in Beira’s Munhava neighbourhood, the Mandruzi resettlement centre in Dondo district, and UNICEF and World Food Program facilities.
Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique in March, causing 604 deaths and affecting about 1.8 million people. Shortly afterwards, another cyclone hit the north of the country, killing 45 people and affecting a further 250,000.
Guterres’s visit to Mozambique comes after participating in the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism, in Nairobi, Kenya, an initiative following the first United Nations conference on terrorism in New York in 2018.Source: Lusa
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