South Africa stands ready to help Mozambique fight the growing jihadist insurgency in the north of the country, where the Islamic State subsidiary stepped up its activities last year. However, this requires the Mozambican government to clarify what exactly it needs.
This is what the South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor said during an intervention in front of Parliament on Wednesday, according to the Daily Maverick newspaper.
The minister stated that during the summit meeting in Harare last May, the South African Development Community (SADC) asked Mozambique to provide a roadmap with the requirements of the countries in the region and once in that case, your partners in this organization will decide how to help .
“If there is more intelligence support, if the South African Navy patrols the coast, if it is help from our defense forces, then we as South Africa are ready,” Pandor assured the Commission on International Relations, explaining that we “must have” such a notice in this regard by the government of Mozambique “.