Zimbabwe and Mozambique have underscored the need for timeous implementation of agreed interventions to arrest cross-border crimes, other emerging threats to security and peace in the two countries.
Secretary for Defence Mr Martin Rushwaya said the 11th Session of the Zimbabwe-Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security underway in Harare was a clear demonstration of the longstanding fraternal relations between the two countries.
Mr Rushwaya said this in his closing remarks following two-day marathon committee meetings to deliberate on various issues involving cross-border crimes, peace, security and defence.
"I note with satisfaction that our deliberations covered all the pertinent offence and security issues that are not only of mutual interests to our two countries, but to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African continent in general," said Mr Rushwaya.
"The onus is now on us to ensure the timely implementation of the resolutions we set for ourselves. That will enable us to realise positive outcomes for reportage during the 12th Session of our Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security. "
Mozambican police's senior assistant commissioner Paulo Chachine reminded the participants drawn from various sectors of defence and security that the deliberations underway have a deep impact on the security and free movement of goods and people of the two countries and the region as well.