Dispatch of an Ambassador on Special Mission to the inaugural ceremony of the President of Mozambique

January 14, 2000

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Mr. Muneo Suzuki, a member of the House of Representatives and the President of the League Parliament of the Republic of Mozambique, as an Ambassador on Special Mission to Mozambique to attend the inaugural ceremony of the President Joaquim Alberto Chissano to be held on January 15.

  2. Ambassador Suzuki leaves for Mozambique on January 14 and returns on January 17. Ambassador Suzuki will have meetings with President Chissano and other VIPs of the Mozambican government.

  3. In Mozambique, the incumbent President Chissano has been re-elected as a result of the second democratic election since the end of the civil war held on December 3-5 last year. Japan commends Mozambique's continued efforts for national reconciliation and democratization after the civil war, and the achievements in high growth through strenuous economic reforms. Japan, hoping for Mozambique's further development and ready to support its endeavors, decided to dispatch an Ambassador on Special Mission for the ceremony.

  4. Considering such bilateral relations with Mozambique, the Government of Japan opened an embassy in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, on January 1 this year. An opening ceremony will be held on January 15 in Maputo, on the occasion of Ambassador Suzuki's visit.

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