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I just had a very good meeting with the President [of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi], after having had the honour to witness the historic signature of the Peace Agreement yesterday. I confirmed to the President the European Union’s full political, but also financial support for the implementation of the Peace Agreement: €60 million that will be dedicated to the implementation of the Agreement with projects that the European Union will support to make sure that every single citizen of Mozambique can benefit from the positive developments that peace will bring.
We also discussed with the President the support that the European Union will give with the monitoring mission of the next elections. You know it will be extremely important to guarantee an inclusive and transparent environment for the elections. We also discussed the support that the European Union is giving to Mozambique for the reconstruction after the cyclones. And also our cooperation in attracting private investments in the country, and in particular, working on the priorities for the social and economic development of Mozambique – be it, obviously, the investment in education, but also in infrastructure, agriculture, energy and tourism.
So I leave Mozambique with the heart full of hope, congratulating not only the President, but also the leaders of RENAMO and the Mozambican people for this very historic and brave step of the signature of the Peace Agreement yesterday; And with the certainty that the European Union and the European people will be at your side as you start implementing this historic agreement. I am sure that this will bring a lot of positive developments for every single citizen of this country and also for the region and the world.