Mozambique, Cape Verde agree to cooperate in science, technology
APA-Maputo (Mozambique) Mozambique and Cape Verde Islands have signed, on Tuesday in Maputo, a cooperation agreement in science and technology, Mozambique news agency (AIM) reports on Tuesday citing officials.
The agency said the agreements were signed during a meeting between Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and his Cape Verdean counterpart Pedro Pires, who is on a three-day official state visit to Mozambique.
Mozambican Minister of Science and Technology, Venancio Massingue, signed the deal on behalf of his country the deputy Prime Minister and minister of Emigrant Communities, Sidonius Miller, signed for the Cape Verdean government during a ceremony witnessed by Pedro Pires and Armando Guebuza.
The Mozambican minister of Foreign Affairs Oldmiro Baloi is quoted by AIM as saying the deals are meant to 'increase trade relations between both countries to reach the same stage of political and economic heights.
Baloi explained that the agreement now signed will have an impact in the area of training, research.
Baloi addressed the problem of Identity Document for Foreign Residents (DIRE), which affects greatly the Cape Verdean community residing in Mozambique.
"The Mozambican government will resolve the issue of increasing the rate of Cape Verdean citizens in the country an issue of concern to the authorities in Cape Verde," he said.
The stay of President Pires includes a visit to the Institute for Agrarian Research of Mozambique (IIAM) in Maputo, the district Khongolote in the outskirts of the Mozambican capital and the Assembly of the Republic (AR), the Mozambican parliament.
AIM says Pires's visit falls within the framework of strengthening relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two countries.
President Pedro Pires is accompanied by his wife Adelco Pires and other top brass officials.