South Africa – In Pretoria, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, met and had talks. The neighbors talked about regional security, especially the insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province and cyclone Gombe, which is wreaking havoc in the country’s north. They also agreed to check up on a lot of agreements every six months.
The meeting was held as part of the Bi-National Commission talks between South Africa and Mozambique. The two presidents talked about measures to improve political, economic, and investment ties, as well as the implementation of over 70 bilateral agreements. There are deputy foreign ministers in charge of making sure that their agreements are carried out, President Ramaphosa said.
One of the most noteworthy parts of our meeting today is that we will track our progress in implementing the agreements that we have achieved here on a six-monthly basis. Our deputy ministers will roll up their sleeves to ensure that the agreements we have reached are implemented on a regular basis so that they do not sit on our shelves and that the projects and interventions that will contribute to deepening this partnership are followed and implemented.
This was a positive step for Mozambique’s President, Filipe Nyusi. “We appreciate the support, but we recognize that fighting terrorism in alone is impossible. Even while isolated attacks have continued, this fact is supported by the results on the ground. The decrease in terrorist assaults reaffirms the old adage that when we work together, we are stronger. “With significant investments in the energy sector, Mozambique is one of South Africa’s main trading partners in the southern area.