Japan and Mozambique sign cooperation agreements

16 March 2017

Mozambique and Japan on Wednesday in Tokyo signed two bilateral cooperation agreements focused on the development of infrastructure, as part of an official visit by President Filipe Nyusi to the country that began on Monday and is due to end on Thursday.

One of the agreements concerns the construction of roads and bridges in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.

Under the agreement, Japan will finance the construction of three bridges over the Messalo basin in regions known as Messalo One, Messalo Two and Maduede along National Highway 380, which connects the city of Pemba to the Palma district.

The second agreement is a memorandum of understanding and cooperation for the development of urban transport in the city of Maputo, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.

This memorandum involves the Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and the Municipal Council of Maputo together with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan.

The signing of two cooperation agreements was preceded by a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Filipe Nyusi who, leading teams from their respective governments, discussed bilateral cooperation. (macauhub)