Mozambique is a long-term development cooperation partner of Finland but the previous presidential visit from the country in southeastern Africa was in 2008.

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland will meet at the Presidential Palace on November 16, 2022. Photographs: (President Filipe Nyusi courtesy of CC BY 4.0) (President Sauli Niinistö courtesy of Tony Öhberg for Finland Today)

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique will pay a working visit to Finland next week, the Finnish president’s office notes in a statement. The visit will be hosted by President Sauli Niinistö of Finland.

President Niinistö and President Nyusi will hold official discussions in the Presidential Palace on Wednesday morning.

In addition to bilateral relations between Finland and Mozambique, topics will include Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mozambique’s future membership of the UN Security Council, food security issues and climate change. Following their discussions, the presidents will hold a joint press conference.


On Wednesday, President Nyusi will meet with Matti Vanhanen (the Centre), the speaker of the parliament, Sanna Marin (the SDP), the prime minister, and Pekka Haavisto (the Greens), the minister of foreign affairs.

On Thursday, President Nyusi will speak at a seminar on business opportunities between Mozambique and Finland organized by Business Finland and visit Finnish companies.

In addition, he will become acquainted with the Finnish education system at the University of Helsinki Viikki Normal School and Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo region.

Mozambique is a long-term development cooperation partner of Finland. In particular, Finland has supported the development of basic education in Mozambique.

The previous presidential visit from Mozambique to Finland took place in 2008 when President Tarja Halonen hosted the state visit of President Armando Guebuza.