TotalEnergies Head Meets With Mozambique President  

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The head of TotalEnergies has met with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Cabo Delgado area, where a 2021 attack on civilians led to a key liquefied natural gas, LNG project being halted.

The French company said that its chairman and chief executive Patrick Pouyanne had visited the Cabo Delgado area to review the security and humanitarian situation and that Pouyanne had met the Mozambique President during his trip.

Report says TotalEnergies had entrusted Jean-Christophe Rufin, whom it said was an expert in humanitarian action and human rights, with an independent mission to assess the humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado province.

Meanwhile, TotalEnergies’ Mozambique LNG project, valued at $20 billion, had to declare ‘force majeure’ in 2021 due to regional unrest after an insurgent group linked to Islamic State attacked the northern town of Palma.

“Since 2021, the situation in Cabo Delgado province has improved significantly, thanks in particular to the support provided by the African countries that committed themselves to restore peace and security,” Pouyanné said

“The mission entrusted to Jean-Christophe Rufin should enable Mozambique LNG’s partners to assess whether the current situation allows for a resumption of activities while respecting human rights,” he added.


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