The visit underlined a distinctive characteristic of Mozambican foreign policy, which has historically centred on securing international cooperation for development assistance and support.
The infrastructure that
This cemented the country's fate as being one of the poorest in the world, leading to a donor-driven transition towards democracy from 1992.
Fortuitous discoveries in coal, natural gas and oil have changed
Although it will take a number of years (and intensive investments in infrastructure) for this potential to be fully realised, these resources are already having an impact on
This means that
SAIIA's Occasional Paper, "
It asserts that as the economy of the country has grown, its leaders have sought to harness international cooperation in aid of its developmental objectives.
This paper forms part of SAIIA's work on unpacking the contemporary foreign policy drivers of key African states.
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Aditi Lalbahadur is a researcher for SAIIA's South African Foreign Policy and African Drivers (SAFPAD) programme.
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