Portuguese companies have shown openness to new markets and new partnerships, and Mozambique has been a “special” case, said Thursday in Lisbon the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

“At a time when the Portuguese business sector has demonstrated capacity and competitiveness in opening up to new markets and establishing new partnerships, a country like Mozambique justifies, and has deserves special attention,” said Cavaco Silva at a dinner held in honour of the Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi in the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon.

According to the Portuguese head of State, the economic dynamism that is expected to take place in Mozambique “over the coming years” is a sign of the opportunities that are “expected to emerge” in the Mozambican economy.

According to Cavaco Silva, the visit by Nyusi strengthens the partnerships between Portugal and Mozambique on a political, cultural and economic level and he particularly noted the Mozambique/Portugal Business Forum to be held Friday, in Lisbon.

The state visit of the President of Mozambique, his first outside Africa following his inauguration on 15 January, aims to ‘attract investment from Portugal. ”

“We came to give a sign that the economies of Mozambique and Portugal can walk hand in hand, and there is a possibility of development in agriculture, energy, tourism, transport and fisheries in our never-ending seas,” said Filipe Nyusi.

The Mozambican president is accompanied on this visit by 60 entrepreneurs looking for partnerships but also market opportunities to diversify their exports.