President of Mozambique starts official visit to Portugal

16 July 2015

The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi was due Thursday to the official schedule of a three-day visit to Portugal, with the laying of a wreath at the tomb of the poet Luis de Camões, according to the presidency of the Portuguese Republic .

The statement published on the presidency website said the head of the Mozambican state would then be received by the Portuguese president at his official residence, in the Palace of Belém, followed by a working meeting between the two presidents.

For Thursday Nyusi has meetings scheduled with Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, and the President of the Portuguese Parliament, Assunção Esteves and after a ceremony to give him the Key to the city of Lisbon led by the Mayor, the schedule ends with a state dinner.

The President of Mozambique, who is accompanied by a delegation of members of the Mozambican government, parliamentarians and businessmen, on this state visit at the invitation of the Portuguese President, will attend a business forum on Friday.

Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, the Ambassador of Portugal in Mozambique, José Augusto Duarte, said there was scope for intensifying relations with Mozambique, and to increase trade, investments, cultural cooperation and professional training.

Recalling that Portugal and Mozambique already have a strategic partnership, the Portuguese ambassador expected that during the visit, there would be a review of the bilateral relationship and a project for the future.

The working meeting of Nyusi with Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho – Duarte said – would follow a schedule that was “full, long, intense and that will make it possible to enhance many areas.” (macauhub/MZ/PT)