Mozambique and Sweden plan to establish new cooperation strategy

25 May 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 25 May – Mozambique and Sweden plan to define a new cooperation strategy by the end of the year with the aim of boosting relations between the two countries, the outgoing Swedish ambassador to Mozambique, Torvald Akesson said Tuesday in Maputo.

After saying and official goodbye to the President of the Republic, Armando Guebuza, following a four-year posting in the country, the ambassador noted that the two countries had been working on cooperation and development together since Mozambique’s independence and Sweden had been providing humanitarian aid since before independence.

Cooperation between Sweden and Mozambique is essentially based on the areas of agriculture, good governance and energy, and support has been directed at the northern province of Niassa and Eduardo Mondlane University.

Sweden is one of a group of countries that provide budgetary aid to Mozambique, and funding this year is expected to total US$110 million. (macauhub)