President of Mozambique visits United States for economic meetings

14 September 2016

The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday is due to start a visit to the United States with an economic and political agenda intended to overcome the difficulties facing the country involving the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

On this trip, the President is accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Oldemiro Baloi, Industry and Trade, Max Tonela, and Earth and Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia.

Nyusi’s meetings in Washington include one with US Secretary of State, John Kerry, the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and the director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde.

Mozambican diplomatic sources cited by the press, consider that the bilateral relations between Mozambique and the United States and with the Bretton Woods institutions are good but were somewhat affected by the disclosure of hidden Mozambican public debt.

President Nyusi will meet with Gayle Smith, administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which is currently supporting projects to increase agricultural incomes of small farmers in the provinces of Nampula, Zambezia, Manica and Tete . (macauhub/MZ)