President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has called for closer economic and political ties between Mozambique and Uganda.
Nyusi made the statements while receiving credentials from Ambassador Richard Kabonero, High Commissioner of Uganda to Mozambique at the office of the President in Maputo.
President Nyusi recalled the strong historical ties in the liberation struggle between Frelimo and President Yoweri Museveni.
He was particularly happy that Kabonero had come on the eve of the State Visit of President Museveni to Mozambique where a number of bilateral agreements are to be signed.
He welcomed Kabonero to Mozambique and wished him a success full tour of duty.
In reply, Kabonero conveyed the best wishes from President Museveni and the people of Uganda. He promised to work tirelessly to strengthen the historical ties particularly in education and agricultural sectors.
President Yoweri Museveni will be in Mozambique on Thursday for a state visit and is expected to pay a historical visit to Montpeuz in Cape Delgado District where he joined the Frelimo liberation fighters during the war of independence against the Portuguese in the 70s and was able to train a number of Ugandan fighters including Generals Salim Saleh, Ivan Koreta and Fred Rwigyema.