The mayor of Reggio Graziano Delrio met in the afternoon of 12 April 2013 the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique Alberto Vaquina, visiting Reggio Emilia to deepen and strengthen the historical link between the Emilian city and Mozambique, a country with which Reggio is bounded by a friendship born in the Sixties.
Vaquina was in Italy where he met, as well as Pope Francis, the Minister Andrea Riccardi, the CEO of Eni Paolo Scaroni, Romano Prodi and the Mayor of Torino Piero Fassino.
“I am very pleased that you have chosen to come to Reggio during your trip to Italy – said the mayor Delrio getting the Mozambican delegation which includes also the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Henrique Banze and the Ambassador of Mozambique Carla Mucavi – our bond goes back to the Mozambican liberation movement when our city was on your side in the fight for democracy, which today is well-established and is an example for Africa. I am confident that this friendship will continue over the years to meet the challenges you have in front of you, as for example working in the direction of the distribution of your wealth to the benefit of the entire population. ”
Before meeting with the Mayor Delrio the Prime Minister visited the International Centre Malaguzzi, home of the International Secretariat of the Project EDUCA, where the Councillor for Education of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia Juna Sassi has had occasion to refer directly to the activities of the the project itself.