Meeting with Prime Minister of Mozambique Alberto Vaquina

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Mozambique can become one of the anchor points for Belarus in Africa, President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Prime Minister of Mozambique Alberto Vaquina on 22 July.

“We have been looking for the foothold in Africa, the states with which we could cooperate. In our opinion, Mozambique could be one of such states,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The Belarusian head of state expressed hope that the visit of the Prime Minister of Mozambique will help the sides reach considerable progress in bilateral relations. According to the President, the history of the bilateral relations that were established in the Soviet times can contribute to this process.

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that Mozambique is the state with a great potential and huge deposits of natural resources. “Such countries as Mozambique will shape the future,” the Belarusian leader remarked.

The President said that the economies of the two countries are complementary and do not compete with each other. At the same time, he remarked that $10 million worth of bilateral trade does not meet the potential of the two states. “We have not developed the legal framework of our relations yet. Your visit will help intensify relations in this field,” the head of state said.

“You should know that we are not strangers for you. We are ready to cooperate with you in all avenues. There are no closed topics in cooperation for us,” the Belarusian leader added.