Malawi High Commission

Maputo - Mozambique

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Posted on December 2, 2020



After three-days of concerted efforts and mutual negotiations, Malawi and Mozambique have signed the agreed minutes of the 13th Session of the Malawi/Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) which is aimed at deepening the cooperation between the two countries.

After three-days of concerted efforts and mutual negotiations, Malawi and Mozambique have signed the agreed minutes of the 13th Session of the Malawi/Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) which is aimed at deepening the cooperation between the two countries.

Among other significant milestones, the 13th MW/MOZ JPCC has reinforced the two countries commitment and desire to strengthen cooperation and exchange ideas on regional and global matters. It has also reviewed and discussed the status of bilateral relations and mutual issues that will impact greatly on their socio-economic development.

During the meeting, Hon. Eisenhower Mkaka M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed satisfaction at how the two Governments have concluded and signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Standards and Quality, which will result in recognizing each otherís test results, exchange of personnel and information, promotion of access to each otherís test facilities and enhance trade between the two countries.

The Minister also recognised the steady progress that the two countries have made with regard to the finalization of the Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (ADTA) and Agreement on the establishment of One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP). He expressed hope that these important instruments will be expeditiously concluded to enhance trade between the two countries.

On progress of sectoral cooperation, Hon. Mkaka expressed excitement that the meeting had achieved progress on many sectoral cooperation areas which had stalled for a very long time. These areas include transport, infrastructure development particularly the rehabilitation of the Sena line which will ensure a direct rail connection between Malawi and the Mozambican Port of Beira. Other notable areas include agriculture, food security and rural development where the two countries can exchange knowledge and best practices; education particularly in bilingual education, exchange programmes for both students and teachers; energy which is already in progress through the Malawi/Mozambique Interconnector; tourism and culture; health, defence and security, communications and labour.

In her remarks Hon. Dlovu recognised the tireless efforts of the experts from the two countries, who worked hard to come up with recommendations for consideration. She said the spirit of hard work, diligence and commitment shown by the experts is a clear illustration of selfless interests of the experts to the service of their countries.

She concluded by reiterating the Government of Mozambiques' commitment to continue cooperating with the Government of Malawi on matters of mutual interest at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.

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