President of Mozambique starts visit to China in Nanjing

17 May 2016

The President of Mozambique began his five-day state visit to China in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province. He said he hopes the visit will result in “strengthening of financial support to the country,” according to the Mozambican press.

Filipe Nyusi is accompanied on this visit by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Oldemiro Baloi, Industry and Commerce, Ernesto Max Tonela, Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Carlos Bonete Martin, Culture and Tourism, Silva Dunduro and by officials from a number of state institutions.

In addition to the official delegation, this visit includes a delegation of 60 businesspeople, of the 71 who signed up with the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) to accompany the Head of State.

On Tuesday the President of Mozambique will take part in Nanjing in the Mozambique-China Business Forum, visit to the Military Academy and at the end of the day will meet with the Governor of Jiangsu Province, ahead of a banquet in his honour.

On Wednesday, the President goes to Beijing, where he will be received by his counterpart Xi Jinping in the People’s Palace, followed by official talks between the two delegations, the signing of some cooperation agreements and the state banquet.

On Thursday in Beijing Nyusi is due to meet with the Chinese Prime Minister and to speak at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on the Development of Tourism. Later he will visit the headquarters of the China National Petroleum Corporation and take part in the II Mozambique-China Business Forum.

On Friday, the Mozambican delegation plans to travel to the province of Shandong, ending the visit on Saturday with a trip to the modern agriculture demonstration centre in Zhangqiu and the Jin Rong Foodstuff Co. Ltd factory. (macauhub/CN/MZ)