OIC welcomes signing of peace accord in Mozambique

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between the Government of Mozambique and the country's main opposition party, Renamo, to bring an end to armed hostilities between the government forces and Renamo's armed wing.

The Secretary General reiterated OIC's commitment to supporting the efforts of the Mozambican government to achieve peace, stability and socio-economic development in the Southeast African nation. He also called on the people of Mozambique to step up their efforts towards the realization of sustainable peace and reconciliation in their country.

The agreement, known as the Maputo Accord for Peace and Reconciliation, was signed by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade in the capital on 6 August. The accord follows the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement between the two sides on 1 August in Gorongosa, Renamo's stronghold in central Mozambique.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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