German foreign minister begins Africa trip in Mozambique

2015-11-19 13:43


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Maputo - Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in the south-eastern state of Mozambique Thursday on the first leg of his four-day trip to Africa.

He was due to meet Mozambique's president Felipe Nyusi for talks in the capital Maputo later.

The country's economy has been recovering in the aftermath of the civil war which ravaged the country between 1977 and 1992.

The former Portuguese colony is hoping for faster growth after the recent discovery of gas reserves.

The majority of the country's 27 million inhabitants meanwhile continues to live in great poverty.

Steinmeier is also to visit Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania before returning to Berlin on Monday. He is accompanied by a delegation of economic and cultural representatives.

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