Ukraine Inaugurates New Embassy in Mozambique to Boost Bilateral Ties

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, April 15, 2024
Ukraine Inaugurates New Embassy in Mozambique to Boost Bilateral Ties

On April 15, 2024, Ukraine marked a significant expansion of its diplomatic presence in Africa by officially opening an embassy in Maputo, Mozambique

This event, reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, underscores the strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

The opening ceremony was attended by Maksym Subkh, Ukraine's special representative for the Middle East and Africa, along with notable figures from Mozambique's government, business sector, public circles, the Ukrainian diaspora, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Maputo, and journalists.

Maksym Subkh highlighted the strategic importance of this new diplomatic post, stating, "The Republic of Mozambique is an important partner of Ukraine on the African continent. That is why Ukraine's decision to open an Embassy in Maputo is proof of our country's determination to intensify bilateral cooperation." He further noted that Ukraine is eager to elevate the relationship to a new level, fostering mutual aspirations for peace, security, and prosperity.

Filimau Suaze, Deputy Minister of Justice for Constitutional and Religious Affairs of Mozambique, echoed the sentiment regarding the profound impact of this development on Mozambican-Ukrainian relations. He mentioned that the establishment of the Ukrainian embassy is expected to provide fresh momentum to bilateral cooperation in various mutually beneficial areas.

Additionally, during his visit, Maksym Subkh held a meeting with Mozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Veronika Macamo. Their discussions covered several critical issues, including the ongoing Russian military aggression against Ukraine, Russia's intensive missile strikes on Ukrainian energy and industrial infrastructure, and the upcoming Global Peace Summit in Switzerland.

Veronika Macamo also received a letter from Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, which included an invitation for the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mozambique to visit Ukraine. This invitation further signifies the deepening diplomatic engagement and cooperative intent between Ukraine and Mozambique.

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