Mozambican President Nyusi in France
epa04854064 Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande (not pictured) in Paris, France, 20 July 2015. Nyusi is in France to beoost economic ties wih France on Moazmbique's natural resources. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor Thomas Staal has met with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique to discuss a range of issues, including progress in public health, agriculture, education, combating wildlife trafficking, and improving the business environment in Mozambique.

The leaders also discussed the ongoing implementation of the bilateral agreement for economic and technical cooperation between the two governments.

Counselor Staal and President Nyusi recognized important achievements made in the health sector and continued efforts to control the HIV epidemic. Counselor Staal thanked President Nyusi for the strong partnership with Mozambique’s Ministry of Education and noted the importance of improvements in education quality.

U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor Thomas Staal

Counselor Staal also highlighted USAID’s long-standing partnership with the Government of Mozambique and underscored the U.S. commitment to global health and humanitarian assistance. He encouraged Mozambique to continue to work with the IMF on economic reform.

The two officials also discussed the need for increased domestic financing for Mozambique’s health system. They also reaffirmed the lasting partnership between the United States and Mozambique and pledged to continue strong cooperation between the two countries.