Russia and Mozambique discuss cooperation in coal and gas sectors

28 July 2014

The prime ministers of Mozambique and Russia met Saturday in Moscow to discuss the possibility of cooperation in managing Mozambican natural resources, such as oil and gas, Mozambican news agency AIM reported Monday.

“Russia is one of the countries that has resources like Mozambique and, naturally, we have a lot to learn from this country and long-standing fried,” said Alberto Vaquina, cited by AIM after a meeting in Moscow with his Russian counterpart.

The Mozambican prime minister was referring to coal mining that is currently underway in Tete province in central Mozambique as well as enormous natural gas potential base don discoveries in the Rovuma basin, northern Mozambique.

The visit by the Mozambican prime minister to Russia follows a visit to Belarus where on Tuesday he signed a general cooperation agreement that included setting up a unit to assemble agricultural tractors in Mozambique. (macauhub/MZ)