U.S. Embassy Statement on Anniversary of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Anniversary of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord

August 6, 2020 – The United States Embassy in Maputo congratulates the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and Renamo on the anniversary of the signing of the 2019 peace and reconciliation accord. This peace accord and the permanent cease-fire agreement continue to hold the promise of a new era free from conflict. The U.S. Embassy commends President Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade for their continued engagement over the past year in working toward fulfillment of the goals of the cease fire and peace accord.

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the resumption of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of Renamo ex-combatants in central Mozambique. The return to civilian life of 554 Renamo ex-combatants is an accomplishment both sides can be proud of, and we encourage continuation of this steady progress toward the goal of completing the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration process in 2021.

The United States continues to support the peace process through the framework of the International Contact Group. Peace and stability are prerequisites for building a strong and vibrant democracy that promotes the liberty, security, and prosperity of all citizens, in turn unlocking Mozambique’s potential for development and economic growth. As a friend and partner of the Mozambican people, the United States joins Mozambique in celebrating the one-year anniversary of this historic achievement.

For more information about this press release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Maputo Press Office at MaputoPress@state.gov.