External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, paid an official visit to the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Mozambique from 10-15 April 2023. He also made a brief stopover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 13 April 2023.
EAM visited Mozambique from 13-15 April 2023. This was the first visit by an External Affairs Minister of India to Mozambique since 2010. During the visit he called on President H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, Co-chaired the 5th Joint Commission Meeting with his counterpart the Mozambican Foreign Minister H.E. Ms. Veronica Macamo Dlhovo, met the Minister of Transport and Communications and the Minister of Health of the Government of Mozambique. The meetings covered a wide array of subjects including bilateral, regional and international issues. Issues related to cooperation in multilateral fora, including the UN were also discussed.
During the visit, EAM took a train ride with the Minister of Transport and Communications in the train that has been procured by Mozambique under an Indian funded Line of Credit (LoC). The railway infrastructure will augment the existing facilities available in Mozambique and provide easy means of transportation to the people. He also virtually inaugurated a bridge located on River Buzi, that forms a part of the 132 km long road being constructed under a Government of India LoC. EAM accompanied by the Mozambican Minister of Health, visited a pharmaceutical manufacturing company built with transfer of technology from India for fill and finish of vaccines and for manufacture of a variety of medicines.
EAM also had an interaction with the vibrant Indian community living in Maputo. During the visit he also offered prayers at the Shiva Temple in Maputo and the 110-year old Rama temple in Salamanga, located about 80 kms away from the capital.
The visit provided an opportunity for high level interaction with these countries and further cemented the strong bonds of friendship that India enjoys with them.