Co-operation relations between Portugal and Mozambique
Official name: Republic of Mozambique
President: Filipe Nyusi (2015)
Prime-Minister: Carlos Agostinho do Rosário (2015)
Independence Day: 25 June1975
Provinces: Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete and Zambézia
Languages: Portuguese (official); main 13 dialects: Emakhuwa, Xitsonga, Ciyao, Cisena, Cishona, Echuwabo, Cinyanja, Xironga, Shimaconde, Cinyungue, Cicopi, Bitonga and Kiswahili.
Religion: Animist, Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Islamic and Hindu.
Geographical Area: 799 390 Km2 (13 000 Km2 of territorial waters)
Population: 24 million (est. 2013) (CIA)
Average rate of population growth: 2.45% (est. 2014) (CIA)
Life expectancy: 53 (est. 2014) (CIA)
Literacy rate: 56,1% (CIA)
Human development index: 178th position (2013) (UNDP)
Currency: Novo Metical – Mtn (since 1 July 2006)
GNP per Capita: 1 200 USD (est. 2013) (CIA)
Inflation rate: 4.4% (est. 2013) (CIA)
Unemployment rate: 17% (CIA)
Growth rate: 7.5% (Est. 2013)
Main exports: Aluminum, gas, electricity, cashew nuts, shrimp, cotton, exotic wood, sugar, citrus fruits (AICEP)
Exports Portugal-Moçambique: 326,763,000€ (2013) (AICEP)
Imports Portugal-Moçambique: 62,721,000€ (2013) (AICEP)
Direct Portuguese investment: 93,300,000€ (2013) (AICEP)
Main investors: South Africa, China, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany
Portuguese Embassy in Maputo
Ambassador: Maria Amélia Paiva
Address: Avenida Julius Nyerere, n.º 720 - 12.º andar
Post Box: 4696 Maputo
Tel.: +(258) 21 490 316 / 322 / 319
Telefax: +(258) 21 491 172
Attaché/Co-operation contact: Miguel Girão de Sousa
Tel.: +(258) 21 491 616
Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique in Lisboa
Ambassador: Fernanda Eugénia Moisés Lichale
Address: Avenida de Berna, n.º 7
Tel.: 21 797 19 94
Fax: 21 793 27 20
Co-operation relations between Portugal and Mozambique reflect the good political understanding that exists between the two countries based on a mutual cultural, legal and institutional matrix and specific technical expertise in key areas for development. In this way, sharing a common language allows for an easier framework for Portuguese co-operation interventions in Mozambique.
In this context, institutional co-operation between the two nations has been developed in a bilateral context through Indicative Co-operation Programmes. These are based on programmes and projects that are proposed and implemented annually with the collaboration of respective ministries, local authorities and civil organisations, especially Portuguese NGDOs either in a multilateral context in conjunction with other co-operation partners (including European Union programmes such as delegated co-operation to which Portugal also contributes) or with UN specialised agencies.
- Adenda ao memorando de Entendimento entre o Governo da República Portuguesa e Governo da República de Moçambique
- Programa Estratégico de Cooperação Portugal-Moçambique 2017-2021
Indicative Co-operation Programme
Indicative Co-operation Programme Portugal - Mozambique 2011-2014
Co-operation in Numbers
Portuguese Official Development Assistance to Mozambique
Mozambique is the largest net recipient of Portuguese ODA. A significant part of the ODA corresponds to the use of concessional lines of credit to finance infrastructure and projects integrated in the country's development program. The difference between net and gross values is explained by the debt forgiveness that occurs annually.
On average, the "Social Infrastructure and Services" sector group represents the largest sector concentration, with 55% of net ODA. Aid not sector allocated, by the use of a concessional credit line, constitutes the second most significant share of net ODA, at 29%.