Frelimo presidential candidate meets Pohamba

WINDHOEK: The Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) party presidential candidate for that country’s upcoming elections, Filipe Jacinto Nyussi paid a courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House on Saturday.

Nyussi and other Frelimo party members are in the country on a working visit, aimed at introducing himself as the ruling party’s presidential candidate for parliamentary and presidential elections slated for 15 October this year.

Speaking to members of the media after their closed-door meeting with Pohamba, Nyussi said they had fruitful discussions with the Namibian leader.

“We shared opinions on what we are going to do as sister countries, Mozambique and Namibia, and as sister parties, Frelimo and Swapo, on how we could improve our economies and consolidate peace in our two countries, region and in Africa as a whole,” he said.

Nyussi and his delegation arrived in Namibia from Angola on Friday, and also had a meeting with Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob, who is Swapo’s presidential candidate for the November elections.

Nyussi is accompanied by a member of the Mozambique Election Commission and Frelimo politbureau member, Alcinda Abreu; Mozambique Ambassador to Namibia based in Pretoria, South Africa, Fernando Fazenda; and seven journalists from different media houses in Maputo.

Geingob also attended that meeting.

He said his trip started in Tanzania last week, then Angola and Namibia, before they return to Maputo.