10 July 2014

Tanzania: Nyusi Promotes Economic Links With Tanzania

Dar es Salaam — The candidate of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party for the 15 October presidential elections, former defence minister Filipe Nyusi, on Wednesday spoke of his desire to see relations with Tanzania reach new levels, particularly in the economic sphere.

Nyusi was speaking on the first day of his working visit to Tanzania, where he will inform business leaders about the advantages of investing in Mozambique.

During a dinner hosted by Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe, Nyussi explained “our main focus will be economic relations because we have very good political and historic ties”.

On his arrival in the country, Nyusi told AIM that his first visit abroad since he was elected as Frelimo's presidential candidate had to be Tanzania as not only was it one of the biggest supporters of the liberation war in Mozambique, it was in fact the birthplace of Frelimo.

Shortly after his arrival, Nyusi met with Maria Nyerere, the widow of Tanzania's first president, Julius Nyerere.

Later today he will meet with the leadership of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), the ruling party of Tanzania. He will then travel to the northern coastal city of Tanga where he will meet with President Jakaya Kikwete.

On Friday, the Frelimo candidate will address a gathering of some of the estimated twelve thousand Mozambicans living in Tanzania.

During his visit, Nyusi is accompanied by Filipe Paunde, Oscar Monteiro and Samora Machel Junior (Samito).

Copyright © 2014 Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.