Prime Minister Modi Speaks With President Nyusi Of Mozambique

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, of Mozambique.

The two leaders discussed the challenges posed in both countries by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Modi conveyed India’s willingness to support Mozambique’s efforts during the pandemic; through provision of essential medicines and equipment. President Nyusi expressed his appreciation for the close cooperation between both countries in the field of healthcare and pharmaceutical supplies.

The Press Release by the Ministry of External Affairs stated that the leaders also discussed other important topics including Indian investments and development projects in Mozambique. Also, Prime Minister Modi recognized the African nation as an important pillar of India’s overall partnership with Africa; referring to the large commitments made by Indian companies to the coal and natural gas sectors of Mozambique.

The leaders expressed satisfaction about the growing bilateral cooperation in defence and security. Prime Minister Modi shared President Nyusi’s concern about the incidents of terrorism in northern Mozambique. He offered all possible support, including through capacity building of Mozambican police and security forces.

Moreover, Prime Minister conveyed his gratitude for the efforts, the Mozambican authorities make to ensure the security and safety of the Indian and Indian-origin community in Mozambique. Both the leaders agreed that officials of the two countries would remain in touch; to explore further avenues of cooperation and support during the ongoing pandemic.

India’s Relations With Mozambique

India enjoys warm and substantive ties with Mozambique. Trading links between the countries go back several Centuries, and even before the colonial era. India has a high commissioner in Maputo and Mozambique has a high commissioner in New Delhi. A Memorandum of Understanding, regarding cooperation in the area of renewable energy was signed; during President Nyusi’s visit to India on 5 August 2015.  India’s coal companies are also closely involved with coal production in the African nation.

Ishan Harlalka
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