Mozambique: Borders with Swaziland to be open 24-hours a day

16 February 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 Feb – The borders between Mozambique and Swaziland are due to be open 24-hours per day as of December, under the terms of a document signed in Maputo as part of a State visit by King Mswati to Mozambique, newspaper Notícias reported.

After signing several cooperation agreements, Mozambique’s Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Oldemiro Balói, and his Swazi counterpart, Lufto Dlamini, said that increased border traffic would boost trade and bring new investment opportunities.

Mozambique and Swazilan also signed deals for the tourism and sports sectors agreeing to exchange information and draw up strategies to atke advantage of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

Swaziland said it was observing Mozambique’s energy potential, as the country is seeking to diversify its sources of electricity and deal with a deficit in this area.

“As well as being able to produce energy from its hydroelectric potential, Mozambique also has other sources, such as natural gas. Therfore we see Mozambique as our natural partner in that respect,” said Mswati III. (macauhub)