The Prime Minister says Mozambique is a priority for Portugal

The Prime Minister says Mozambique is a priority for Portugal

Relationship with Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony.strategy and priorityAbout Portugal, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said at the end of his visit to this country, marked by a request for forgiveness for a massacre committed during the colonial period. “For Portugal, the relationship with Mozambique is strategic and a priorityAntonio Costa wrote on his Twitter account, after an official visit to Mozambique that ended on Saturday.

This visit was marked by a request for amnesty addressed to its former colony, which gained its independence in 1975, for the Weriamo massacre in 1972 during which some 400 unarmed civilians were killed by Portuguese soldiers. “Almost 50 years after that terrible day of December 16, 1972, I cannot help but invoke and bow before the memory of the victims of the Wiriamo massacre, an unforgivable act that blights our history.He said Friday evening during a dinner with the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi.

This is an intense and long term relationship” He is “Definitely noticeable” by “Moments we definitely want to remember but also moments and events that we must never forget” And the, “In the face of history, we have a duty to repentHe has said. During this visit, Antonio Costa also noted that Mozambique which will start exporting natural gas can contribute to “Solve the global energy crisis“Using the port of Sines located on the southwestern coast of Portugal”,as a gateway to Europe.”The start of natural gas exploration in Mozambique could not have come at a better time“, He said.

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