Mozambique increases cooperation with India for exploration of mineral resources

10 April 2015

Mozambique and India will continue to cooperate in the exploration of mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the country, said Thursday in Maputo Mozambique’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Pedro Couto.

The assurance came during a meeting with India’s Minister of Oil and Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, who is on a three-day working visit to Mozambique, in order to strengthen two-way cooperation.

“The partnership between Mozambique and India remains strong and should continue to develop,” said the minister, who pointed out that Indian companies are already active in projects related to the exploitation of oil and mineral resources, especially the extraction of gas in the Rovuma basin.

In turn the Indian Oil and Gas Minister thanked the Mozambican government for it openness to investments by Indian companies and stressed that the memoranda previously signed between the two countries also provide for training human resources as a way to speed up the economic and social development of Mozambique. (macauhub/MZ)