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    2 April, 2009
Swedish budget and agricultural aid
 

The Swedish government has granted $169.4 million to support the Mozambican state budget in the period 2009-2012, plus $11.05 million in support of the country's national agricultural development programme (PROAGRI) until 2010. A document to that effect was signed in Maputo on 25 March between Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi and Swedish Ambassador Torvald Akesson.

The loan is in line with the new memorandum of understanding signed on 18 March between Mozambique and the 19 donors and funding agencies who provide direct support to the state budget.

The support for PROAGRI is described as part of the efforts to help develop agriculture and stimulate production for domestic consumption and for export. The aid is also designed to help develop sustainability of the management and conservation of natural resources.

Baloi and Akesson also signed a document on general cooperation, following the approval in August 2008 of a new strategy for cooperation between Mozambique and Sweden. The new strategy focuses assistance on five main areas, namely democracy and governance, agriculture, energy, institutional capacity building, and natural disasters. Sweden is also prepared to continue supporting support non-governmental initiatives, particularly from universities and civil society organizations.

 

 
 
  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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