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Cooperation of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Mozambique

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Mozambique were established on February 29, 2000. The Ambassador of Belarus to South Africa is accredited in Mozambique as non-resident.

The legal base of cooperation between Belarus and Mozambique is is in the formation stage. To the date 5 international treaties have been concluded and entered in force between the states. The main of the treaties is the General Agreement on Cooperation, which entered into force in 2017. Another 7 draft agreements are under consideration of the sides. The Mozambican side is also considering the Program of Joint Measures, prepared by the Belarusian side to strengthen relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Mozambique.

The trade relations of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Mozambique have the following dynamics:

(in millions of US dollars)

Year

Tade Volume

Export

Import

Balance

2015

1,831

1,804

0,027

1,777

2016

0,625

0,123

0,502

-0,379

2017

0,217

0,217

0,217

2018

1,236

0,783

0,453

0,330

2019

0,488

0,367

0,121

0,245

2020

0,159

0,159

0,159

The basis of Belarusian exports is traditionally made up of potash fertilizers. There is an experience in supplying tractors, trucks, semi-trailers, road-building machinery, and other industrial products to Mozambique. In 2017, for the first time, Belarusian construction materials began to be supplied. Mozambique supplies small quantities of tobacco’s raw materials, fruits and nuts to Belarus.

Visits at the level of the Heads of State were not carried out. In May 2013 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.B. Rybakov visited the city of Maputo, during this visit were held meetings with the Prime Minister of Mozambique A.Vakina, the leadership of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, Agriculture, and also representatives of the Mozambican business community.

In 2014 Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique A.Vaquina, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique O.Baloi, Minister of Agriculture J.Pacheco paid an official visits to the Republic of Belarus.

In June 2015 the first political consultations between the foreign ministries of Belarus and Mozambique took place in the city of Maputo at the level of deputy ministers.

In October 2017, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Igor Shunevich visited Mozambique. In 2016 and 2019 the 1st and 2nd Sessions of the Joint Belarus- Mozambique Commission on Cooperation took place.

Since 2018 the official visit of the President of the Republic of Mozambique F.Nyusi to the Republic of Belarus is on the bilateral agenda.

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