Land border between Malawi and Mozambique open 24 hours per day

12 October 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 Oct – The main land border between Mozambique and Malawi, at Zobué, Tete province, will now be open 24 hours per day, Mozambique’s Defense Minister, Tobias Dai, said Wednesday in Maputo.

The Minister was speaking at the end of a three-day meeting with the Joint Permanent Defense Commission between the two countries, which ended with the signing of a cooperation protocol on illegal cross-border migration and trade.

Maintaining the Zobué border permanently open is very important to the trade using the Tete corridor, the road between Malawi and Zimbabwe that passes through the middle of that Mozambican province.

As the Permanent Commission meets just once a year, the two delegations headed by Dai and by his counterpart Davies Katsonga decided to create sub-commissions that will meet whenever an issue emerges. (macauhub)