Mozambique wants to boost economic co-operation with Russia

The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, on Thursday July 27 encouraged “greater business investment” in order to “boost” economic cooperation with Russia, after meeting in St Petersburg with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
“I met this afternoon in St Petersburg with President Putin, where we exchanged information on the situation in our two countries and the state of our bilateral cooperation. We encourage greater business investment to boost economic co-operation in order to sustain friendly relations with concrete actions in an environment of mutual respect,” Filipe Nyusi wrote in a message on his official Facebook account.
“To this end, we support the increase in trade and business exchanges as well as the need to concretize existing cooperation instruments”, he said.
The Mozambican head of state, Filipe Nyusi, is on a “working visit” to the Russian Federation from Thursday until Saturday, at the invitation of Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Presidency of the Republic of Mozambique said in a statement.
On this visit, the Mozambican President participated in the 2nd Russia-Africa Summit, taking place in St. Petersburg, under the motto “In favour of Peace, Security and Development”. “In continuation of my work agenda in the Russian Federation, later on Thursday morning, I participated in the opening of the Economic and Humanitarian Forum, which aims to boost economic aspects and address humanitarian challenges”, Mr Nyusi said in his message.
“President Nyusi’s participation in this Summit is aimed at strengthening relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Russia and the African continent in various areas of mutual interest, as well as at the bilateral level,” according to the Presidency statement.