Luxembourg Minister says that Mozambique is a strategic partner

13 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 13 Dec – The geographical location of Mozambique and its resource potential makes the country a strategic partner for investments by businesspeople from Luxembourg, a minister from the grand duchy said in Maputo Friday.

Jen Asselborn, deputy prime minister and Foreign Affairs minister, who arrived in Mozambique on 8 December, said that his visit aimed to boost cooperation with Mozambique in particular, and with Africa in general.

A business mission from Luxembourg visited Angola recently, and another is planned for Mozambique.

Luxembourg’s attention is currently focused on conflict nations, such as Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and the Sudan, to which it send a large slice of the 1.04 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) earmarked for humanitarian aid via non-governmental organisations.

Luxembourg’s aid to Mozambique arrives via the “Medecins sans Frontiers” organisation, which is involved in combating tuberculosis in Niassa province and which also carries out anti-malaria and AIDS projects. (macauhub)