MAPUTO, (Xinhua) -- President
of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi expressed his interest in a message on Friday to see
the economic and social relations with the neighboring South Africa now under
the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa to grow stronge.
“I would like
to reiterate my availability to continue working closely with Your Excellence on
the reinforcement and consolidation of our friendship and cooperation, also
within the framework of the Southern Africa Development Community, African Union
and other international organizations of which we are members,” the president’s
Nyusi highlighted that both countries are united not only by sharing borders but
also with historic, economic and cultural ties, and the bilateral cooperation
should be continuously deepened by implementing all the action plans that both
countries have agreed.
Nyusi went on
to felicitate the new president of South Africa with vows that the bilateral
relationship will boost South Africa and its people towards a much greater
South Africa is among the major investors in Mozambique. Most of the electric
power produced in the dam of Cahora Bassa in central Tete province is exported
to South Africa.
countries have a cooperation platform, the bi-national commission where the
presidents of both countries meet every two years to evaluate cooperation.
Xi congratulates Ramaphosa on election, calls
for closer China-S Africa ties
BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- Chinese
President Xi Jinping on Friday extended congratulations to Cyril Ramaphosa on
the latter’s election as South African president.
congratulatory message, Xi called Ramaphosa an old friend of the Chinese people
who has made important contributions to the development of bilateral relations.
Xi added that
he is ready to work with his new South African counterpart to lift their
countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership to higher levels.