Maputo, 5th October 2017- On invitation of the Republic of Mozambique, the country’s lead Panel member, Amb. Mona Omar Attia met President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo, Mozambique on 5th October 2017. The Panel member was held in presence of the chairperson of the National APRM Forum, Lourenco do Rosario and Mr Ferdinand Katendeko from the APRM Continental Secretariat.
The President informed the visiting team that Mozambique was ready to host a second Review Mission in 2018, after having successfully implemented its National Programme of Action. He said that Mozambique was prepared to show to its people and Africa its achievement as a nation since the first review in 2009.
While thanking the Government for extending an invitation for her to introduce herself and appreciate the country’s good governance practices, the Lead Panel Member commended the commitment of Mozambique to APRM process as well as to Women Empowerment and Economic Growth in the country. She further commended Mozambique for being the first APRM member state to be peer reviewed for the second time in the whole of Southern Africa. She therefore requested the President’s support to the Mechanism for Mozambique to undertake this second review.
Amb. Mona also met and introduced herself to the members of the APRM National Forum, who will be supervising the second review cycle of Mozambique. The National Forum informed the visiting Panel Member that they were drawing a Roadmap and will later invite her to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Assistance for the second review of the country.
Later in the day, the Panel member met the APRM Focal Point, who is also the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Adriano Afonso Maleiane and agreed on launching the APRM Second Review in Mozambique as it would display the governance practices and the development of the country. The two leaders also discussed the economic developments within Mozambique and the Southern Region.
On the second day of the visit, Amb. Mona paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr Oldemiro Marques Júlio Baloi and discussed the importance of APRM process on the African continent. The Minister reiterated the country’s commitment to the APRM process and promised to engage the Southern Region to embrace the ideals of the APRM.