The two day meeting reviewed progress in the implementation of the over 70 bilateral agreements signed between the two sister republics.
Speaking through an interpreter, President Nyusi says the visa waiver signed in 2005 has resulted in increased economic activity at the Lebombo boarder post.
“Dear President Ramaphosa, we also rejoice in the information that SA expressed in November in 2021 as Mozambique as done in 2016 the intention to extend the operation time at Lebombo border post to 24 hours in order to cope with the trade activities between the two countries and the increase on the fleet of trucks to Maputo. This wise decision was in line with the visa waiver agreement in 2005M” says Nyusi.
Ramaphosa and Nyusi discuss ways to strengthen SA/ Mozambique relations
President Ramaphosa said they have tasked deputy ministers from their foreign departments to meet regularly to ensure the implementation of their agreements.
“One of the most outstanding aspects of our meeting today is that we are going to on a six-monthly track the progress that we are making in implementing the agreements that we have reached here today. Our deputy ministers will fold their arm sleeves to make sure on a continuous basis, we implement the agreements that we have reached so that they do not stay on our shelves and make sure that indeed the projects and interventions that are going to form part of enriching this relationship are indeed followed and are implemented.”
South Africa and Mozambique strengthen bilateral ties: