Mozambique–Russia relations

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Mozambique–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Mozambique and Russia



Mozambique–Russia relations (Russian: Российско-мозамбикские отношения) date back to the 1960s, when Russia began to support the struggle of Mozambique's Marxist-oriented FRELIMO party against Portuguese colonialism. Most leaders of the FRELIMO were trained in Moscow. Diplomatic relations were formally established on 25 June 1975, soon after Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal. In June 2007, both Russia and Mozambique signed an agreement on economic cooperation.[1] Russia has an embassy in Maputo while Mozambique has an embassy in Moscow, Russia.

Security cooperation[edit]

During a visit to Maputo by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, it was announced that Russia would increase counter-terrorism cooperation with Mozambique.[2]


In 2015, Rosneft was awarded three licenses to extract natural gas near the Rovuma basin, in partnership with Exxon Mobil.[2]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2008-11-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b Nhamire, Borges (March 7, 2018). "Russia Boosts Military Cooperation With Mozambique After Attacks". Bloomberg News.

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