Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday pledged to the Mozambicans that the Rwandan army will continue to help them protect and repair areas damaged by militants linked to the Islamic State.
He made the remarks in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, during a two-day visit to the country.
He visited the Rwandan army in the oil-rich Cabo Delgado province. The area, formerly occupied by Islamic militants, has been occupied by Rwandan troops in conjunction with Mozambique. Now the government of the country has started encouraging the people to return and return to their homes.
The United Nations has said it is concerned that possible insecurity in the region is under the control of the Rwandan Armed Forces. But President Kagame said Rwanda’s responsibilities in the country continue and that it is now committed to providing security to the people until the damage is repaired. He said the Rwandan army would remain in Mozambique as long as the country wanted it.
President Philip Nyusi of Mozambique has thanked Rwanda for helping to repair the damage caused by so-called ‘terrorists’.
Some local officials have begun calling on the people to return, according to various media outlets in the country. Rwanda Defense Forces spokesman Ronald Rwivanga told the Reuters news agency on Thursday that about 250,000 people had returned to their homes.
Only the United Nations is still concerned. The British News Agency (Reuters) received a report in September that it was unclear whether the militants’ forces had attacked the area. The report said fighting was still going on in some areas and that local authorities had not yet taken root.
The day before, Mozambican government forces fired weapons and rocket-propelled grenades claiming that they had looted militants linked to the Islamic State, claiming to have destroyed the eggs.
As of Thursday, shops in the city of Palma in the $ 60 billion oil project have reopened as children reopen after six months in the area. ‘these fighters.
Only on the 60-kilometer road south of the town of Mocimboa da Praia where there is a port used to supply oilfields, there are no people. Houses destroyed by military vehicles are visible in the fighting. One of the houses contains a document made on behalf of the militant group. “You want to make fun of Al-Shabab, those who threaten death,” he wrote.
In addition to the Rwandan Armed Forces, there are also members of the Economic Development Association of South Africa (SADC). Some analysts say the weaknesses of the Mozambican army, inadequate equipment, poor pay and other factors have led to the militants initially finding a place to break out and looting the area and otherwise preventing further insecurity.
So far another concern for the public in a hurry is instead of growing food. This week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (PAM) said the first batch of food had arrived in Palma since the third month of the war. The United Nations says about 750,000 people have not yet returned to their homes in the region.