President gets message from Mozambican counterpart

Luanda – Angolan president, JoAPound o Lourenco, Monday received a letter from his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, which deals with strengthening cooperation ties between the two Portuguese-speaking countries.

The message was delivered by the Mozambican Interior Minister, Amade Miquidade, as special envoy of Mozambique President, who was received in an audience by the Angolan Head of State.

Speaking to the press, Amade Miquidade said that his arrival in Angola is part of the intended strengthened solidarity and fraternity between the two peoples.

The Mozambican official explained that relation between Angola and Mozambique are quite good and that his country proposes to strengthen cooperation in the defense and security forces, for the exchange of information, admitting the possibility of an Angolan delegation to travel to Mozambique in the coming days.

Amadeu Miquidade also spoke of the situation in Cabo Delgado province, which as he said, is worrying because it is being conducted by unidentified individuals, who kill innocent people for no apparent reason, chopping up victims, burning villages and attacking health centres and other institutions.

However, the Mozambican official denies that the situation, which has already caused more than 350 deaths and thousands of displaced people, is out of control, recognizing only that the armed groups act with sophisticated means.

He also admitted the possibility of the involvement of individuals of other nationalities, with external financing for the actions of instability.

The Mozambican President appealed on February, in a meeting with diplomatic body, to international partners to put into practice the support they have promised to put an end to the armed violence in the centre and north of the country.

Filipe Nyusi denounced the involvement of foreigners in the conflict and warned of the risk of widespread attacks in other Southern African countries.

Source: Angola Press News Agency