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    16 September, 2010
President cancels visit to New York
 
Maputo, 16 Sept (AIM) - As part of the Mozambican government's austerity measures, adopted following unrest in Maputo at the beginning of September, President Armando Guebuza has cancelled a planned visit to the United States, where he was to have participated in the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Explaining this decision to reporters on Thursday, Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi said that the recent disturbances "showed the difficulties and great challenges that we still have to overcome, and one of the decisions taken by the government is to cut expenditure in a rational fashion".

Furthermore, the government believed that the presence of President Guebuza inside the country was "very important" for the time being.

The President, added Baloi, had given a signal of responsibility and coherence, and other members of the government and of the public administration were expected to follow this example of austerity and of restricting expenditure.

However, this did not rule out all foreign trips by Guebuza. Baloi said that later this year, President Guebuza has a state visit to India planned, during which several cooperation agreements, regarded as important for the country's development, will be signed.

The government, he added, has been studying what other visits abroad can be cancelled or delayed, and also what visits to Mozambique by foreign heads of state can be postponed.
 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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