José Maria Neves receives Minister of Business European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain

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José Maria Neves receives Minister of Business European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain
José Maria Neves receives Minister of Business European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain

Africa-Press – Cape verde. The President of the Republic of Cape Verde, José Maria Neves, receives this Tuesday, June 18, at 5 pm, at the Plateau Palace, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, José Manuel Albares, in the frame on a working visit to our country.

According to a note sent to this digital diary by the Presidency of the Republic, the Spanish Minister’s trip takes place two months after President José Maria Neves’ visit to the Kingdom of Spain, where he was received both by the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanches, and by the King of Spain, Filipe VI, with whom he discussed the possibilities of strengthening cooperation between our two countries in the blue economy.

It should be noted that during this visit, President Neves expressed the expectation of a strengthening of bilateral relations, highlighting the preparation of a summit between the Government of Madrid and West African countries to address topics such as security in the Gulf of Guinea, migration and support to the development of the region.

” Cape Verde is a reference partner for Spain in this region of Africa in terms of governance, rule of law and democracy, and occupies a strategic place because of its position in Africa and its proximity to the Canary Islands, which makes it in a key actor for maritime security and stability ,” said the Spanish Government today, in a statement announcing Albares’ visit to the City of Praia.

This trip, according to the note, aims to ” reinforce Spain’s commitment to Africa ” ​​and is part of Spain’s “commitment to the development of sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel, ” according to the Madrid executive. The relocation is also Spain’s commitment to “the economic future” of Cape Verde ” and the reforms designed to favor the implementation of the blue economy and increase security ,” reads the same text.

It should be noted that Spain is Cape Verde’s first customer and second supplier within the European Union, in addition to being the third destination for Spanish investments in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on the fishing and tourism sectors. ” And it wishes to continue to be a strategic economic partner ” of Cape Verde, highlighted the aforementioned statement.

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