Mozam­bique peace deal

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

MA­PUTO: Peace talks be­tween Mozam­bi­can Pres­i­dent Filipe Nyusi and op­po­si­tion leader Afonso Dh­lakama have been hailed by the coun­try’s former leader, Ar­mando Gue­buza, the EU and the US.

“We en­cour­age this ini­tia­tive and hope that soon we will be liv­ing in peace,” said Gue­buza.

The meet­ing be­tween the two sides on Sun­day on ter­ri­tory con­trolled by Dh­lakama’s Re­n­amo party took po­lit­i­cal ob­servers by sur­prise. The lead­ers agreed on a peace process which should be con­cluded by the end of this year, ac­cord­ing to the pres­i­dent.

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