By Alexandre Nhampossa
The agreement was signed during Pacheco’s three-day visit to Thailand, where the two governments also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Consultations with the aim of establishing mechanisms for deepening and boosting bilateral cooperation.
According to a press release from the ministry, in the Thai capital, Pacheco participated in the Mozambique-Thailand Business Forum and visited Rural Development Projects and an economic venture linked to the exploration and production of natural gas.
Prior to his visit to Thailand, Minister Pacheco visited India, where he held talks with the Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shushma Swaraj, at the IV Session of the Intergovernmental Joint Committee on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation among the Governments of Mozambique and India.
At the meeting, the leaders agreed to deepen cooperation in the commercial, investment, small and medium-sized enterprises, defense and internal and maritime security sectors, as well as the exploitation of mineral resources and hydrocarbons.
In New Delhi Minister Pacheco also gave a speech at the Indian Council of Word Affairs, under the theme “Potential for Mozambique-India Cooperation towards a Bilateral Partnership” and participated in the Business Forum between the two countries.