Zim, Moza to upgrade relations

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President Emerson Mnangagwa is in Mozambique on a three-day state visit that will see the two countries upgrading relations between the two countries from a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) to a Bi-National Commission.


President Mnangagwa (pictured) is accompanied by top government officials on the visit which is in line with the government’s engagement and re-engagement drive with a cocktail of other policies to the country back on a trail of economic development.


Last year, the two neighbouring countries met in Harare during the 12th Session of the Zimbabwe-Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation (JPCC) where they sought to consolidate bilateral relations and strategic partnership.


The session discussed bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, agriculture, transport, energy, environment and tourism, education, science and technology, mining and information.


In a statement on twitter, the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting, said president Mnangagwa is expected to meet his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi and the two statesmen are expected to cement their friendship.


“His Excellency, the President Emerson Mnangagwa has gone to Mozambique for a three-day state visit. The visit is intended to upgrade relations between the two countries from a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation to a Bi-National Commission (BNC),” read the statement.


“President Mnangagwa is accompanied by Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Transport, Energy and Commerce among other top officials. A number of Memoranda of Understanding are expected to be signed during the visit.”


Harare and Maputo have enjoyed cordial bilateral relations, underpinned by strong historical and political ties that can be traced back to the days of the liberation struggle.

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