Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has called for closer economic and political ties between his country and Uganda.
Nyusi made the remarks on Tuesday while receiving the credentials from Ambassador Richard Kabonero, High Commissioner of Uganda to Mozambique at office of the President in the capital, Maputo.
Kabonero is also Uganda’s Ambassador to Tanzania, Malawi and Zanzibar.
The President recalled the strong historical ties in the liberation struggle between Flelimo and President Yoweri Museveni.
President Nyusi was particularly happy that Ambassador Kabonero had come on the eve of the State Visit of President Museveni to Mozambique where a number of bilateral agreements are to be signed
He welcomed Ambassador Kabonero to Mozambique and wished him a success full tour of duty.
On his part, Ambassador Kabonero conveyed the best wishes from President Museveni and the people of Uganda.
He promised to “work tirelessly to strengthen the historical ties particularly in education and agricultural sectors.”
President Museveni is expected in Mozambique on Thursday for a state visit.
Museveni will pay a historical visit to Montpeuz in Cape Delgado District where he joined the Flelimo 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.
The combatants trained from Montpeuz would later form the nucleus of the NRA that toppled the regime of President Milton Obote and ushered Museveni into power in 1986.