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Queen Letizia undertaking cooperation trip to Mozambique

Queen Letizia of Spain has travelled to the Republic of Mozambique in Africa for a three-day cooperation trip.

The Queen arrived at Maputo International Airport in the late afternoon on 28 April and will conclude her visit today. She has been accompanied by Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America and the Caribbean, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia and the Director of Cooperation with Africa and Asia AECID, Cristina Diaz.

According to Casa Real, the purpose of the visit is “to learn about the work that Spanish Cooperation is developing in Mozambique in the areas of democratic governance, health, nutrition and rural development, as well as the emergency response for those affected by the cyclone ‘Idai’.”

© Casa de SM el Rey

Queen Letizia’s first event took place on Monday when she visited the Manhiça Health Centre and the Health Research Centre of Manhiça (CISM). Casa Real explained, “The CISM has contributed to the development of knowledge and skills of the Spanish scientists who have supported it. Groups of researchers, both from one country and the other, carry out part of their training at the CISM.”

The Queen toured the Microbiology laboratory to learn about its activities and the Insectarium. Her Majesty also toured a sample laboratory where she was able to view different samples through a microscope.

The Queen with the President of Mozambique. © Casa de SM el Rey

President Filipe Jacinto Nyussi and the First Lady Isaura Nyussi offered a lunch for the Queen at their official residence, Palace of Ponta Vermelha in the afternoon before Queen Letizia travelled to the Technical Cooperation Office (OTC) to tour its facilities and speak to personnel.

The Queen meeting with the OTC. © Casa de SM el Rey

The Queen also met Spanish representatives involved with the Spanish Cooperation where she spoke to donors and learned more about their daily work and problems they face.

Her Majesty’s visit concludes today in the African nation.

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