Banda leaves Namibia for 3-day visit to Mozambique
| FILE: President Rupiah Banda in Namibia—The
President Rupiah Banda is today
expected in Maputo, Mozambique, for a three-day state visit.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Mozambique Agnes Ngoma, President Banda will hold private
presidential talks with his host counterpart Armando Guebuza.
will sign at least four bilateral agreements with Mozambique in various areas
aimed at strengthening existing bilateral and economic relations,” she told
journalists in Maputo yesterday.
Ngoma said among the agreements to be
signed are the bilateral air service, disaster management, tourism and
And President Banda’s assistant for press and public
relations, Dickson Jere, in a statement said the President will, with his
Mozambican counterpart, discuss the implementation of the Nacala, Beira and
Mtwara development corridors which are expected to provide trade links with
Malawi, Tanzania and that country.
President Banda on Monday succeeded
Guebuza as chairperson of the Southern
African Development Community (SADC) organ on politics defence and security
The President and his entourage are expected to return to
Zambia on Friday.
Last week, President Banda visited Botswana where he
went to officiate at the opening of the Serowe Institute of Health
On Sunday, President Banda travelled to Congo Brazzaville to
attend that country’s 50th Independence celebrations before proceeding to
Namibia for the 30th Jubilee SADC summit where he will leave for Mozambique