18 August 2013

Southern Africa: Mozambique President Assures Conditions to Increase Trade Rate Among Countries

Photo: Nehanda Radio
President Robert Mugabe at Heroes day celebrations.

Lilongwe — The Mozambican Head of State, Armando Guebuza, Saturday in Lilongwe, Malawi, said there are significant improvements in the conditions for increasing the levels of trade among the countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), as a result of the significant progress recorded in the removal of tariff and nontariff barriers.

Armando Guebuza said so while presiding over the opening ceremony of the 33th Summit of Heads of State and Government of SADC, where the Angolan Statesman is represented by the vice-president, Manuel Domingos Vicente.

According to Guebuza, the areas of trade, industry, finance and investment are contributing decisively to the consolidation of Free Trade Zone of SADC and strengthen the development corridors.

The Mozambican president also said that the negotiations of the Tripartite Free Trade Zone with other communities are in progress.

According to him, during the Mozambican presidency, with stress to the implementation of the thematic development corridors, the organisation designed and conducted dissemination and publication of the infrastructure projects based on Steering Plan approved by the Maputo Summit in August 2012.

The work was supported by the Secretariat and other member States of the organisation, allowing seminars outside the region, particularly in Berlin (Germany), London (England), Brasilia (Brazil) and Yokohama (Japan).

The leader underlined that these events led to the holding of the High Level Conference on Mobilizing Investment for Infrastructure of SADC, held in Maputo (Mozambique) in June 2013.

On the other hand, the president, congratulated his Zimbabwean counterpart , Robert Mugabe, on his re-election for the post.

The Summit gathered heads of State of Malawi, Joyce Banda, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Vice President of Angola, Manuel Domingos Vicente, among other personalities.

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