A Portuguese government delegation led by Secretary of State for Cooperation Dr. Gomes Mota left?
A Portuguese government delegation led by Secretary of State for Cooperation Dr. Gomes Mota left Lisbon on Thursday (4 March) for Maputo for talks with the Mozambique government.
In an airport statement, the minister said the delegation would defend Portuguese interests in the former colony.
He added that the main topics to be discussed would include the nationalisation of property owned by Portuguese citizens and the detention of an undetermined number of them in "re-education" camps and prisons.
The question of Portuguese citizens held by the new Marxist government in Mozambique has threatened to disrupt relations between the two countries.
It is not known how many of the 50-thousand Portuguese who remained in Mozambique after it gained independence have been held in the re-education camps run by the ruling Front for the Libation of Mozambique (Frelimo).