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July 4, 2019

Traveling across Africa and meeting with government officials, business leaders, civil society, and Africa’s dynamic youth is my favorite part of the job as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. These trips are the best way to hear a range of views and to discuss concrete ways to strengthen cooperation between the United States and our African partners. The United States' policy in Africa focuses on four key priorities: increasing trade and investment between the United States and Africa; encouraging education and employment opportunities for Africa’s youth; advancing peace and security across Africa; and demonstrating the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa. I keep these priorities in mind and strive to put them into practice in all of my efforts as Assistant Secretary.

July 3, 2019

U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Dennis W. Hearne met today at the U.S. Embassy with Levin Born and Samuel Levy, the co-founders of the newly formed American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Mozambique.  Also present was the U.S. Commercial Counselor to Mozambique, Tamarind Murrietta.

June 3, 2019

The Embassy of the United States of America commends the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, and Renamo President Ossufo Momade for their joint announcement committing to completing the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) process in the months of June and July and expressing intent to sign a definitive ceasefire agreement and permanent peace accord in August.  The United States welcomes this news of progress toward achieving these key milestones in advance of the October general elections, and urges both sides to continue taking concrete and simultaneous steps to fulfill their respective commitments to reaching a timely and complete DDR of Renamo combatants.

May 17, 2019

Maputo – The U.S. and Mozambican governments signed today three development agreements totaling almost $110 million.  Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jennifer Adams represented the U.S. Government, while Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Pacheco represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.  These agreements provide $14 million in additional funding for USAID programs focused on accelerating resilient broad-based economic growth, $13.6 million to improve the quality of education, and $81.5 million to improve health systems and services. With these agreements, the U.S. Government will continue to build on its investments to help Mozambique achieve inclusive socioeconomic development for its people.  With the amendments, USAID's 2019 assistance investment in Mozambique now totals $288 million, supporting programs focused on malaria, maternal/child health, family planning, nutrition, tuberculosis, education, agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and water and sanitation.

May 13, 2019

The first of several aircraft chartered by the U.S. Government arrived on Saturday at Pemba airport.  The aircraft contained 500 shelter toolkits procured by the U.S. Government. The toolkits include hammers, shovels, nails, rope, and other supplies.  The International Organization for Migration will deliver the toolkits to families affected by Cyclone Kenneth to repair and rebuild their homes. Starting today, additional flights will arrive with water containers, thermal blankets, heavy-duty plastic sheeting, and other relief supplies.