India and Mozambique cooperate in new and renewable energy

10 August 2015

India and Mozambique have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in new and renewable energy as art of the state visit by the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, to India.

The two countries also agreed to enhance cooperation on maritime safety and the maritime economy, given that both have large coastlines lapped by the Indian Ocean.

The President of Mozambique, cited by daily newspaper Notícias, argued that the highest priority in cooperation with India should be given to agriculture and processing of agricultural products, which he described as “drivers of development.”

“The doors are, however, open to investments in other sectors such as transport, water and sanitation, tourism, communications and infrastructure, but the priority should be given to agriculture, because there are businesspeople from both countries working on identifying potential investments,” Nyusi said.

During his four-day visit to India, Nyusi invited the Indian Prime Minister to travel to Mozambique, to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and the Indian authorities reiterated an invitation for Mozambique to take part in the 3rd India/Africa Summit, to be held in October in New Delhi, to which 54 African countries have been invited. (macauhub/MZ)