The President of Bielorussia, Alexander Lukashenko, said on Tuesday, 31 January, that his country wants to focus on cooperation with Mozambique, particularly in the agriculture sector, said the Bielorussian state agency BELTA, quoted by Lusa.
The will was expressed in Harare, during a meeting with the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in which Alexander Lukashenko stressed that “Mozambique is a country that has a coastline of a thousand kilometers long, with agricultural potential and that requires much investment in agriculture.7According to the Bielorussian President, his Zimbabwean counterpart showed, in the course of the talks, readiness to help Bielorussia invest in Mozambique, thanks to the “good relations existing between Zimbabwe and the Mozambican leaders.”
“We will soon discuss how to transfer our experience of cooperation to Mozambique,” the Bielorussian head of state added.
Bielorussia has received strong criticism from Western countries for an increasingly violent crackdown on the opposition, for holding elections that many observers considered lacking in transparency, and for allowing the territory to be used as a base for Russian troops to attack Ukraine.
Both Bielorussia and Zimbabwe voted last year in the UN General Assembly, along with 12 countries including Iran and North Korea, against imposing sanctions on Russia for the damage caused by its invasion of Ukraine.