A visa waiver deal was signed in Maputo by Mozambique and China on Tuesday 2 February, 2016.
According to the Mozambican news agency, the visa-free travel deal will be ab huge benefit for the citizens of both countries, particularly those with diplomatic and service passports.
Mozambican Foreign Minister, Oldemiro Baloi, said that an in-depth analysis was done by both countries to look into international issues, in particular travel regulations.
The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said this deal would make it easier to begin implementing programs which were discussed at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 10 programs include; industrialisation, poverty reduction, agricultural modernisation, welfare, infrastructure, finance, trade and investment, health, peace and security.
China had pledged to use US$60 billion to not only strengthen bilateral and economic ties with Africa but also to boost Africa’s economy over the next three years.
The agreement was signed between the two Foreign Ministers of Mozambique and China, Mr Oldemiro Baloi and Mr Wang Yi.