Mozambique - International Cooperation - Germany
Item No. 00/03/30 - Mz
German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said in Maputo, that his country is committed to strengthening cooperation with Mozambique both at bilateral level and at the level of the European Union.
Speaking during a joint press conference with his Mozambican counterpart, Leonardo Simao, Fischer said that this cooperation will be primarily directed to disaster management, the environment and water supply. Fischer, who is on a two day visit to the country, said that his visit comes at a time when Mozambique is just starting to recover from the damage caused by the floods and cyclone that hit the southern and the central regions as from early February.
For his part, Simao expressed satisfaction with the role played by the German media in publicising the emergency situation that Mozambique is going through. "I cannot speak German but I have seen pictures (on Mozambique) on the local television", said Simao, adding that these pictures "helped stimulate among the German people the will to support Mozambique".
From: Germany promises closer cooperation with Mozambique / AIM / 30 March 2000