Wednesday, 6 April 2011


I was very Grateful to have the opportunity to catch up with President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, it was a good meeting covering many different things. Mozambique is a country CBC has a strong relationship with, and I a personal one, I have sat on the President's Advisory Council for several years now.

We discussed the challenges that President Guebuza's Government faces, particularly the recovery from the financial crisis, that's impact is still being felt in Mozambique and a growing skills shortage in the Country. The President highlighted transport infrastructure as one of his key priorities for the coming years, and was clear to point out the importance of working in partnership with the Private Sector and international agencies to deliver projects.

He was keen to highlight successful projects in Mining and Agriculture that are coming steam shortly, and show the plentiful opportunities that remain in these sectors for international investors with an interest. I was also delighted that President Guebuza has accepted our invitation to speak at the Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Perth, where he will also chair a roundtable focusing on enhancing partnerships between the mining community in Mozambique and Australia.

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