India and Mozambique on Monday reviewed the multi-faceted
bilateral relationship including political exchanges, development
partnership projects, defence and security cooperation during the
second round of Foreign Office Consultations held here, Trend reports citing Business Standard .
The Indian side was led by Puneet R. Kundal, Joint Secretary
(East & Southern Africa) and the Mozambican side was led by Ismael
Valigy, Director for Asia and Oceania in the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique.
An External Affairs Ministry release said the two sides also
exchanged views on global developments and issues of common
interest including cooperation in the United Nations, South African
Development Cooperation (SADC)and the African Continental Free
Trade Area (AfCFTA).
India and Mozambique sides agreed to enhance people-to-people
exchanges, and cultural cooperation.
'During the FOC, both delegations reviewed the multi-faceted
bilateral relationship, covering political exchanges, development
partnership projects, defence and security cooperation, trade and
economic matters, consular issues, and cooperation in areas such as
agriculture, sports, health,' it said.
The Indian side congratulated Mozambique on its election to the
non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for
2023-24.Both sides also agreed to continue high-level political
exchanges and regular meetings of the joint institutional
mechanisms to keep the 'partnership vibrant and mutually
The release said that talks were held in a friendly and cordial
The two sides agreed to hold the next round of consultations at
mutually convenient dates in Maputo.
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