Uganda, Mozambique agree to cooperate in the areas of defence, trade, tourism & diplomacy

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President Museveni on Thursday arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, for a three-day state visit on the invitation of H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. These two countries enjoy very strong historical and political relations.

Mr. Museveni meet H.E. Nyusi at his office where the two held bilateral talks. ‘‘We have agreed to cooperate in the areas of defence, trade, tourism and diplomacy. Our countries have signed a general cooperation pact to be actualized by a Joint Ministerial Commission, to meet in Kampala in August.’’ President Museveni said.
Earlier in the day, Minister Sam Kutesa and his Mozambiqan counterpart Jose Pacheco addressed the media in Maputo after the two countries signed a general cooperation agreement.

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President Museveni, is also expected to pay a historical visit to Montpeuz in Cape Delgado District. It’s a Montpeuz where Museveni joined the Frelimo liberation fighters during the war of independence against the Portuguese in the 70s and was able to train a number of Ugandan fighters including Generals Salim Saleh, Ivan Koreta and others.

Meanwhile Police in Mozambique are holding three Ugandans suspected to be connected to an “Islamic terror” group. The suspects were arrested in Mocimboa da Praia District in Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique in January this year.
According to the Daily Monitor, The Mozambican government reportedly communicated to President Museveni about the arrest of three Ugandans through the External Security Organisation (ESO). “The three Ugandans are part of the membership of the Usafi Mosque, which was raided three weeks ago. ESO is coordinating with Mozambique on the matter,” the Paper reported.

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