Mozambique and Germany strengthen cooperation

24 March 2015

The Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, Ernesto Tonela, and the President of the Bundesrat – German Federal Council and Prime Minister of the German State of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, reaffirmed in Maputo their countries’ desire to see increased two-way cooperation, particularly in the economic area, Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias reported.

The interest was expressed during a hearing that Ernesto Tonela granted to a German delegation headed by Volker Bouffier and that included entrepreneurs representing small, medium and large companies. The delegation also includes representatives of the scientific and academic community and the Germany-Southern Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Minister of Industry and Trade noted the government’s efforts to promote investment in agriculture, agro-industry, fisheries, transport and services.

Bouffier said, meanwhile, that the Board of Arts and Crafts of the Federal State of Hessen would sign a declaration of intent to support a Mozambican-German private initiative to establish vocational training in Mozambique. (macauhub/MZ)