Former president Chissano to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in London


Joaquim Chissano signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House ahead of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday. [ Photo: Princess of Wales News/Twitter]

The former President of Mozambique is in London to attend the funeral of Isabel II on behalf of Filipe Nyusi, the current Mozambican head of state.

The former president says that his country’s accession to the Commonwealth was positive.

“We have increased our presence in the world and multiplied friendships”, Chissano told Rádio Renascença speaking from London, where he will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

It was Joaquim Chissano who, as President, “stamped” Mozambique’s accession to the Commonwealth in 1995. Four years later, in 1999, Elizabeth II was in Maputo for “a one-day visit, but it was quite remarkable”.

Elizabeth II “showed solidarity and affection for the Mozambican people, who received support from England, through the government of Margareth Thatcher”, recalls Chissano.

From the contact he had with Isabel II, the former President of Mozambique recalls “simplicity”.

Chissano will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of Filipe Nyusi, the current president of Mozambique. (Source Club of Mozambique)

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