Mozambique celebrates 30 years of General Peace Agreement with calls for full reconciliation

On the day when Mozambique marks the 30th anniversary of the General Peace Agreement, personalities from all walks of life defended the preservation of peace and an increasingly deep-rooted culture of reconciliation.
The central celebration took place on Tuesday, October 4, at the Heroes’ Square in Maputo, and began with the usual laying of wreaths of flowers in honor of the heroes and all those who fought for peace and democracy in Mozambique.
In his speech, the President of the Republic went through the history of the civil war between the government and Renamo, which started in 1976, not forgetting the involvement of the then regimes of Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Filipe Nyusi also highlighted the efforts of successive governments to end conflicts and reconcile the Mozambican family.
“Throughout our 30-year journey, our peace has known some situations that tried to harm the peaceful action and coexistence between Mozambican brothers, affecting the central zone, specifically in the provinces of Sofala and Manica,” he stressed, pointing out, however, that “the only conclusion we can draw from the 30 years of the AGP is that peace is worth fighting for; and Mozambicans are, in this respect, resolute.”
Nyusi spoke of the implementation of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Renamo Men process, which should end later this year. The General Peace Agreement was signed in Rome on October 4, 1992, by the presidents of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, and Renamo, Afonso Dhlakama, and by representatives of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Italy, which served as mediator.

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