Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi (pictured) says that Mozambique wishes to develop more fruitful economic cooperation with Botswana so that it reaches the same level as the political cooperation between the two countries.
Speaking last week Wednesday at a banquet offered in honour of his Botswana counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi, on the first day of a three-day state visit to Mozambique, President
Nyusi argued that in order to ensure closer cooperation, both countries need to create favourable conditions for business. The main areas of investment, he said, should be agriculture, livestock, transport and communications, tourism, mining and energy.
He added that it is essential to boost business people’s capacity to transform the resources that exist in both countries to the benefit of their citizens. Nyusi highlighted the political stability enjoyed by both Mozambique and Botswana as a preponderant factor for development projects.
“We in Mozambique are ready to embark with total openness and in partnership with the government of Botswana on a new path which, through concrete projects and programmes, will write pages of honour and glory in our cooperation”, he declared.
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