Relations Between Turkey and Mozambique

Bilateral relations between Turkey and Mozambique, which remained limited for a long time, have gained momentum as a result of the opening of our Embassy in Maputo on 15 March 2011, which constituted an important step forward in the development of bilateral relations between the two countries. Mozambique’s Embassy in Rome is accredited to Turkey.

H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, visited Mozambique on 23-24 January 2017. During this visit 6 Agreements were signed.

In the margins of the visit, a Business Forum was organized, in which approximately 150 businessmen from Turkey and 650 businessmen from Mozambique participated.

The first round of bilateral political consultations was conducted in April, 2019, in Ankara.

Turkey’s trade with Mozambique has been increasing rapidly. The bilateral trade volume which was 115 million USD in 2016 reached 153 million in 2019.

Turkey’s exports to Mozambique are hard coal tar, crude petrolium products, volatile oils, electrical machinery, iron and steel. Turkey imports, anthracite coal, sesame and tobacco from Mozambique.

Turkey has investments in Mozambique worth nearly 200 million USD. In recent years, companies especially operating in construction sector have opened their offices in Mozambique.

Turkey, within the framework of Türkiye Scholarships Programme, provides scholarships to the university students from Mozambique. Turkey has provided 60 scholarships since 1992.