Chinese gov’t pledges financial support to Mozambican armed forces


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Chinese gov’t pledges financial support to Mozambican armed forces

The Chinese government has pledged financially support to the Mozambican armed forces (FADM) in 2009 to the tune of US$ 1.5 million. To actualize the support, the Mozambican Defence Minister, Filipe Nyussi, signed a cooperation agreement in Maputo Monday with the Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Tian Gueng Feng to formalize the grant. At the signing ceremony, Nyussi said that the money would help his institution overcome some of the difficulties it faced, particularly in the areas of logistics, training, and the daily running of barracks. However, he added that his ministry was yet to identify the priority areas where the funds would be used. Thanking China for the financial support, Nyussi said that such initiatives would help to enhance the projection of the FADM in its various missions, including peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and operations to defend the country’s sovereignty . He reiterated that the Chinese gesture demonstrated the strength of the cooperation between the two countries.

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