Germany encourages border treaty between Mozambique and Zambia

22.11.2017 - Press release

The German Ambassador to Zambia and representatives from Mozambique and Zambia came together to process a bilateral border treaty.

German Ambassador to Zambia Achim Burkart launched a bilateral meeting on November 20 between the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Zambia to initiate a process to draft an international border treaty between both countries.

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Participants of the bilateral meeting© German Embassy Lusaka

The African Union (AU), through the “African Union Border Programme” (AUBP), supports its member states in delimitating and demarcating their joint borders, and promotes cross-border cooperation between the partner countries.

The German Foreign Office has allocated funds amounting to more than 37 million Euro and has commissioned the German development agency GIZ to provide technical and financial assistance to the AUBP.

In his address, Ambassador Burkart highlighted that the delegates of Mozambique and Zambia “will be working towards achieving the two most important goals of the AU in general and the AUBP in particular: preventing conflicts and accelerating integration via engaging in cross border cooperation”.

He further stressed that the German government is proud and happy to support both countries throughout this process.

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