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Cablegate: Mozambique Prepares to Host G-8/Nepad-Sponsored

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UNCLAS MAPUTO 001643

SIPDIS
DEPT FOR AF/S - TREGER, EB/TPP/ABT/ATP - HUDAK
PRETORIA FOR AG ATTACHE - REYNOLDS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID EAGR ETRD MZ
SUBJECT: MOZAMBIQUE PREPARES TO HOST G-8/NEPAD-SPONSORED
AGRICULTURAL MEETING

REF: SECSTATE 246969

1. Econ/Poloff met with Dr. Firmino Mucavele, Economic
Counselor to the President, on December 21 to discuss
Mozambique's preparation for the Comprehensive African
Agricultural Development Plan (CAADP) regional planning
meeting in Maputo on February 15-18. Dr. Mucavele is the GRM
point of contact for this event. Representatives from twelve
southern African nations will take part in the meeting.
Mozambique has invited the national directors of agriculture
ministries, farmers' organizations, agro-business
representatives, agricultural and economic research
institutes, and major banks involved in agri-business, as
well as Southern African Development Community (SADC)
officials. In addition, the GRM has extended invitations to
the the following organizations: G-8 governments, the
European Commision (EC), OECD, the World Bank, the African
Development Bank and the World Food Program. The meeting will
focus on technical implementation of CAADP in Southern Africa.

2. Dr. Mucavele can be reached at 258-1-485-480 (landline),
258-82-310-818 (cellular),and/or mino@zebra.uem.mz.
DUDLEY

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