28 of June 2018

Stronger cooperation between São Tomé and Príncipe and Cape Verde

Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe agreed to have annual meetings between the two heads of Government in order to evaluate bilateral cooperation.


Cape Verde's Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, who was in São Tomé for a five days official visit, held a meeting with his São Tomean homologous, Patrice Trovoada, where they discussed “important matters” with the objective to create a “different framework with stronger relations”.


“We have several common intervention areas. Starting with a tripartite work between Cape Verde, Angola and São Tomé to have airlines interlinking these countries”, highlighted the Cape-Verdean head of Government.


Ulisses Correia e Silva congratulated the political stability in São Tomé and Príncipe “With a Prime-Minister completing a mandate” for the first time since 1991.


“Our relations require no comments, they are based in a common history, language and culture and strong blood ties” said the São Tomean Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communities, Urbino Botelho.


The Cape Verde Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luís Filipe Tavares, argued for the need to resume the Joint Committee suspended years ago.


Cape Verde's Head of Government highlighted the experience of his country in several areas as information technologies, communication and innovation, renewable energies, economic development and consolidation of the democratic Rule of Law that he wishes to share with São Tomé and Principe, as well as other new areas that could be identified in the future.


Cape Verde's Prime-Minister has also put forward the willingness of his country to stablish an open political dialogue with São Tomé and Príncipe to discuss international issues, in particular related to the United Nations and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

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