Mozambique chosen by Japan for business cooperation

27 January 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 27 Jan – Mozambique has been chosen as a pilot-country for Japan-Africa business cooperation, the Mozambican government spokesman and deputy Justice Minister, Alberto Nkutumula said Tuesday in Maputo.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, the spokesman said that as part of this process a Japanese business mission headed by the director of the Africa Division of the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry, Asako Kokai, was due to arrive in Mozambique on 2 February.

The mission, made up of 45 businesspeople from the state and private sector, will also visit other countries in the region.

Nkutumula said that the choice of Mozambique as a pilot-country was a result of the country receiving all the types of development aid that Japan provides to African countries.

Other reasons are a good investment and business climate and the fact that the country’s geographical location makes it easier to import and export products.

In Mozambique the mission is expected to travel to the provinces of Nampula, Tete, Gaza and Maputo. (macauhub)