Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe set up joint committee

17 July 2014

Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe have decided to set up a joint committee that will meet for the first time in the first half of 2015, according to a statement issued by the Sao Tome government.

The decision to set up the committee was made during an official visit by Mozambique’s Foreign affairs and Cooperation Minister, Oldemiro Balói, to Sao Tome and Principe, at the invitation of his counterpart Natália Umbelina Neto.

The two countries said they needed to increase cooperation and make it more dynamic in the economic, business and cultural sectors.

Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe also discussed a summit of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) due to take place this month in Dili, Timor Leste (East Timor) at which Timor Leste will take over the presidency of the organisation from Mozambique.(macauhub/MZ/ST)