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UK prepares new Mozambique security policy

The British High Commission in Maputo is set to welcome a team of defence advisers tasked with forging a new relationship with FADM

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo credit: Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. In recent months, Mozambique has received a parade of governments offering military support and security cooperation. In May, Russia tried to woo Nyusi’s government with the promise of weapons while Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to help Mozambique combat terrorism. The month before, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar announced in Maputo that his government will expand security collaboration with Mozambique.

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Now the United Kingdom has joined the line. Today, we report that the British High Commission in Maputo is to establish a brand new ‘defence section’ committed to strengthening relations between the British military and the Mozambican armed forces, as well as scouting for defence sales opportunities.

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