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Rwanda Reinforces Military Contingent in Cabo Delgado

Rwanda Reinforces Military Contingent in Cabo Delgado

A military contingent from Rwanda is arriving in Mozambique this week to reinforce the country’s troops in the fight against terrorism in Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country. The announcement was made by the Mozambican President during his working visit to Kigali.

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi confirmed what until now had been nothing more than a rumour: the arrival of more Rwandan troops in Mozambique.

‘We’re increasing the flow of troops and this week more continental troops are arriving in Mozambique, not to exchange, but to add to the flow, and this is mainly because of the departure of SAMIM and especially when it leaves the Macomia area for good, we’re going to occupy it, that’s what we have to do,’ said Filipe Nyusi.

The Mozambican president, who is also commander-in-chief of the Defence and Security forces, did not reveal what had been agreed with Rwanda to send another 2,500 men to Cabo Delgado.

‘We don’t fight terrorism alone, but the greatest responsibility lies with Mozambicans. All these partnerships we’re establishing are really to see if we can solve the problem quickly,’ added the Mozambican head of state.

During his three-day working visit to Kigali, Filipe Nyusi said, he held meetings with Total Energies CEO Patrick Pouyanné, the head of Italian oil company ENI, Claudio Descalzi, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame to address the issue of security to enable the Mozambique LNG project, which was suspended in 2021 due to the terrorist attacks, to resume.



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