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India & Mozambique signed MoU on cooperation in New & Renewable Energy

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During the official visit of Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique to India, the two countries signed an Memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen cooperation in New and Renewable Energy Sector. Beside that both the countries have agreed ways to intensify cooperation in maritime security and ocean economy as both have large coastlines and both are also linked by the Indian Ocean.

President Filipe Nyusi, who is currently in India for a five-day visit is accompanied by his wife and a high-level delegation, including the Mozambican Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Minerals and Energy, Agriculture, Transportation and Communications and Interior, besides senior officials and a business delegation.

As a return gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated Mozambique’s support for India’s candidature for a Permanent membership of an expanded UN Security Council.

Impact

The strong relation between the South Eastern African country and India will play an important role in foreign policy in Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Mozambique will also play a prominent role to meet India’s energy needs as it is a proximate source of natural gas, coal and other minerals.

Important points about Mozambique

  • Capital: Maputo
  • Currency: Mozambican metical
  • Official language: Portuguese
  • President: Filipe Nyusi
  • Prime Minister: Carlos Agostinho do Rosário