For the purpose, the country’s Parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, approved on Tuesday Nyusi’s tour aimed at strengthening the friendship and cooperation relations between the two countries and their people.
Whenever a Mozambican head of state is invited for a state visit, the Standing Commission of the legislative body must approve it.
The talks in Luanda, the Angolan capital, will focus on political and economic cooperation between the Portuguese Speaking Community(CPLP) in various sectors.
Nyusi will use the visit to attract Angolan business community to invest in Mozambique in many areas, including gas, oil, tourism, coal, infrastructures, education, agriculture, among others.
Mozambique and Angola are former Portuguese colony. They achieved independence in 1975 after ten years of armed struggle. Angola is currently training Mozambicans in the hydrocarbons sector.
Mozambique has huge deposits of natural gas in the Ruvuma River basin, in the northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. The project is being developed by the Texas based Anadarko and the Italian ENI companies.
Nyusi’s tour to Angola will be the first since he became the Mozambican head of state in January this year. He has made state visits to South Africa and India.
Nyusi’s delegation will include several ministers, as well as the Foreign and Cooperation Minister, Oldemiro Baloi. Enditem