Mozambique and India sign memorandums of understanding

8 July 2016

The governments of India and Mozambique will cooperate in the agricultural sector, for example in the production and sale of pulses, combating drug trafficking and the promotion of youth and sports, according to three memorandums signed Thursday in Maputo.

The three memoranda were signed by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Isaltina Lucas, and by the Secretary for Economic Affairs of India, Amar Sinha, as part of the one-day visit that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made to Mozambique, part of a tour that also includes South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.

The President of Mozambique at the end of the signing of the memorandums noted the importance of the bilateral relationship with India, a country that “finances several development programmes in Mozambique in the areas of agriculture and food security, water and sanitation, as well as socio-economic infrastructure, mining and iron.”

Filipe Nyusi also said that about 25 percent of the investment that India applies in Africa is destined for Mozambique, “which shows the importance that the country has in the investment strategy of Indian companies.”

In discussions with the Indian delegation, the parties stated they want to deepen cooperation in training human resources and in the oil and gas sector and Mozambique requested more Indian investments in water supply and sanitation networks as well as in information technology. (macauhub/MZ)