Mozambique and European Union to redefine areas for cooperation

16 October 2012

Mozambique and the European Union are to redefine areas for cooperation, Mozambique’s deputy foreign minister, Henrique Banze, said Sunday in Brussels on the sidelines of the 2012 European Development Days (EDD).

Cited by Mozambican news agency AIM the deputy minister said that one of the consequences of this redefinition was that the European Union would reduce its areas of support from eight to three, following a decision to direct and focus resources on just three areas.

Noting that the Mozambican government was working to select the three areas, Banze said that it would not be an easy decision to make, “which will naturally be made together with the European Union and with other cooperation partners.”

Banze said that there was a need for a stricter use of resources provided by the European Union, and that priorities should be set in order to achieve the targets set by the Mozambican government.

The deputy minister said that the Mozambican government was satisfied with its cooperation with the European Union and added that it was in line with the Mozambican government’s main development targets, including agriculture, health, infrastructure, and State Budget support. (macauhub)