Brussels, 6 September 2022
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will travel to Mozambique and Kenya on 8-10 September. The visit will be an opportunity to further deepen ties and cooperation with African partners in a new geopolitical context and will focus on issues such as upholding the multilateral order, the global food and energy crisis and cooperation for the continent’s peace and security.
On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September, the High Representative will be in Mozambique. On Thursday, he will meet with President Filipe Nyusi and with Foreign Minister Verónica Macamo. Following the meeting, the HR/VP Borrell will hold a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister at around 17:00 CET, which will be broadcast on EbS.
On Friday, the High Representative will visit the EU Training Mission (EUTM) in Mozambique’s training camp in Katembe and will participate in a handover ceremony of European Peace Facility-funded equipment together with Vice-Admiral Bléjean, Director-General of the EU Military Staff. The HR/VP will also take part in the ceremony for the change of command of EUTM Mozambique. In the afternoon, the HR/VP will meet with Defence Minister Cristóvão Chume and will visit an EU-funded cooperation project focused on youth employment.
On Saturday 10 September, the HR/VP Borrell will travel to Kenya to meet with the new President William Ruto.
Source – EEAS