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Mozambique: Portugal available to support vaccination programme

The Portuguese ambassador in Mozambique has expressed the Portuguese state’s openness to support the African country in operating its vaccination programme.

“In terms of operationalisation of vaccination plans, we can be useful to Mozambique with our experience and with our good practices and also with some things that we have learnt from our own mistakes,” said Maria Amelia Paiva.

The ambassador was speaking in Maputo on Monday, moments after a meeting with the Mozambican head of state, Filipe Nyusi, at the presidency, at the end of her mission in Mozambique.

In addition to the implementation of vaccination plans, in the context of the exchange of experiences that already exists between technical institutions linked to the health of both countries, the diplomat said that Portugal will continue to support Mozambique with protection material against Covid-19.

The Mozambican health authorities said that the country could receive vaccines from China by the end of this month, with health professionals being the priority group for vaccination.

In addition to Covid-19, the Portuguese diplomat also expressed her intention to maintain cooperation programmes with Mozambique in the area of security and defence, to build increasingly adequate conditions for a firm response against terrorism, in the province of Cabo Delgado.

“We hope that this year we can conclude a new strategic cooperation programme that will further consolidate the collaboration and partnership between Portugal and Mozambique,” the ambassador said.

Source: Lusa

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