MAPUTO, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Australia is to develop the mining sector in Mozambique, under an agreement signed on Thursday evening in Canberra of Australia, according to Radio Mozambique and the Mozambican Television on Friday.
The two stations reported that the accord was signed by Mozambican foreign minister, Oldemiro Baloi, and Australian secretary of parliament, Richard Marles. Baloi was quoted by the radio and the TVM as saying the accord aims to the developing his country's mining sector, and has an essential component of institutional capacity and training of human capital.
The Mozambican government wants the wealth from the mineral resources exploration to be benefited by all Mozambicans.
For Baloi, training is an important component so that they themselves can explore the resources for their benefit. A joint communique issued in Australia on Thursday evening said that the two sides have expressed their happiness for their cooperation relations on international issues, such as climate change and food security.
According to the communique, the two governments discussed the strengthening of the bilateral cooperation in several sectors including water supply, environmental sanitation, agriculture and training of human capital through scholarships for Mozambican students.
The two nations also agreed on encouraging efforts in the private sector to deepen trade and investment in infrastructures.