Maputo 21 May 2019 — The governments of Mozambique and the Seychelles on Monday signed agreements on aviation, security and public order and general cooperation.

The agreements were signed in Maputo as part of a state visit by Seychelles President Danny Faure, who will remain in the Mozambican capital to attend the Conference on the Blue Economy scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Shortly after his arrival, Faure held talks with his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi, in which the two presidents reaffirmed the fraternal relations existing between the two countries since they established diplomatic relations in 1983.

At the press conference following the talks, Mozambican Foreign Minister Jose Pacheco said the visit is part of the strengthening of friendship and bilateral relations between Mozambique and the Seychelles. Potential areas for cooperation and the promotion of business were identified, he added.

In the area of defence, security and public order, Pacheco said, since both countries are Indian Ocean states, there are common interests that should be explored to ensure the sustainable management of the maritime resources they share.

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