Mozambique and Portugal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening maritime and port transport cooperation and strengthening bilateral relations, state radio reported on Thursday.Radio Mozambique said the MoU was formalised on Wednesday in Matosinhos, Oporto district in Portugal by Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino and the Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita.
The broadcaster said Vitorino said the partnership could translate into areas such as training.
Mesquita pointed out that Mozambique has an extremely strategic geographical position in transportation and logistics, particularly for countries such as Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Congo and northeast of South Africa.
He said Mozambique would shortly position itself as one of the major exporters of liquefied natural gas as well as derivatives such as diesel and fertilizer production.
The two officials agreed on the importance of strengthening bilateral relations, recalling the long tradition and common history of Portugal and Mozambique.