Mozambique Calls for Business Partnerships With U.S. Companies

Washington, DC — President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday urged Mozambican business people to rise to the challenge of demonstrating the potential of Mozambique on the United States market, in order to establish sustainable partnerships with American companies.

He was speaking in Washington to the group of business people accompanying him on his three day official visit to the US.

Nyusi stressed that the search for partnerships began on his previous visit to the US last September, which also included a business delegation.

“Since we were here last year, we shall take advantage of this moment to continue what we have already begun”, he said. He said that Mozambican companies should participate in the foreign investment megaprojects “in tertiary or even secondary activities”.

But he warned the Mozambican businesses that they could face some problems in promoting their products, particularly the question of certification.

Speaking to reporters shortly after this meeting, Agostinho Vuma, chairperson of the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA), who is leading the business delegation, said that agro-industry, mineral resources and energy are the areas that will top the agenda of the delegation’s meetings.