Geingob to attend Mozambique's 40th independence anniversary

24 Jun 2015 09:00am
WINDHOEK, 24 JUN (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob will depart for Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday afternoon to attend the 40th independence anniversary of that country on Thursday.
Mozambique attained its independence from Portugal on 25 June 1975.
Mozambique’s general elections - presidential and parliamentary - were held on 15 October 2014, and Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) party was elected as the country’s fourth president. He was sworn-in in January 2015.
Nyusi took over from Armando Guebuza who was president from 2005 to 2015.
Frelimo retained its parliamentary majority.
The first Europeans set foot on the territory of Mozambique in 1498, when Portuguese sailors from the voyage of explorer Vasco da Gama arrived in that country.
Namibia attaches great importance to its relations with Mozambique and other Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, and has signed various multilateral and bilateral co-operation agreements.
SADC countries share common political, security and economic goals. Namibia is committed to co-operation through sustained regional development and economic integration.
Geingob and his entourage are expected to return home on Thursday.