Mozambican top legislator pays official visit to Vietnam

Saturday, 2022-06-18 09:59:37
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President of the Assembly of Mozambique Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias. (Photo: Gettyimages)
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NDO - President of the Assembly of Mozambique Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias is leading a Mozambican parliament delegation as they begin their official visit to Vietnam on June 18 at the invitation of National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

She was accompanied by Sergio Jose Camunga Pantie, the head of the parliamentary delegation of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) in the Assembly; Viana da Silva Magalhaes, head of the parliamentary delegation of the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) in the Assembly; Lutero Chimbirombiro Simango, head of the parliamentary delegation of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) in the Assembly; and Leonardo Rosario Manuel Pene, Mozambican Ambassador to Vietnam.

Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias was born on July 28, 1958, in Maxixe District, Inhambane Province, Mozambique. She graduated with a bachelor's degree, majoring in economics, at Eduardo Mondlane University.

She was Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources between 1999 and 2005, and then served as Minister from 2005 and 2015. She was head of the Parliament's Planning and Budget Commission from 2015 to 2020 and became a Politburo member of FRELIMO in February 2016.

Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias has held the position of President of the Assembly of Mozambique since January 2020.