Launch of the drafting of the international border treaty between Mozambique and Zambia
On Monday, the 20th of November 2017, Ambassador Burkart has launched a bilateral meeting between the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Zambia, which initiates a process to draft an international border treaty between both countries.
The African Union (AU), through the “African Union Border Programme” (AUBP), supports its member states in delimitating and demarcating their joint borders and promotes cross-border cooperation between the partner countries. The German Federal Foreign Office has allocated funds amounting to more than 37 million Euro and has commissioned GIZ to provide technical and financial assistance to the AUBP. Enlarge image Participants of the bilateral meeting (© German Embassy Lusaka)
Ambassador Burkart highlighted in his address that the delegates of Mozambique and Zambia “will be working towards achieving the two most important goals of the AU in general and the AUBP in particular: preventing conflicts and accelerating integration via engaging in cross border cooperation”. He furthermore stressed that the German Government is proud and happy to support both countries throughout this process.
Support to the African Union Border Programme (GIZ)