Ramaphosa Visits Mozambique To Commemorate FRELIMO Founder

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is visiting Mozambique Thursday to participate in the 53rd Commemoration of the assassination of Dr. Eduardo Mondlane, the founder and first president of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO).

The Presidency said Ramaphosa, “will undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Mozambique on Thursday, 03 February 2022, at the invitation of President Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique”.

Apart from attending the commemoration of the late FRELIMO founder, Ramaphosa will also pay a visit to military troops that are part of the  South African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique.

“The president will undertake this visit in his capacity as chair of the SADC on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation,” said the Presidency in a statement late Wednesday.

Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, and Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla.

“Relations between South Africa and Mozambique are cordial, fraternal, and of a strategic nature,” said the Presidency.

“The Working Visit will further deepen existing economic, political, cultural and social relations between the two countries.

“The Working Visit will also afford the leaders an opportunity to discuss bilateral, continental and global issues, and to reaffirm their commitment to further cooperate closely on multilateral issues.”