S M Krishna visits Mozambique.

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Maputo July 5: (ANI) Foreign Minister S M Krishna arrived in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, on Sunday on a visit.

One of top five trading partners of Mozambique, India is aiming to boost ties with the east African coastal nation, which has natural gas and coal reserves, in the energy sector.

On arrival he said to strengthen the ties of friendship and partnership Mozambique is one of our important partners in Africa. And they are also one of our closet neighbours across the Indian Ocean.

S M Krishna added, "There are areas where we can work very closely with Mozambique which would be of mutual benefit. Most important are the energy sector that is very high on our priority. Agriculture and human resource development also are other areas," This is first bilateral visit by the foreign minister to Mozambique in decades.

The last two visits by the foreign ministers to Maputo in 1979 and 1999 were related to multilateral conferences. (ANI)

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