Guinea Bissau is becoming politically and economically stable, prime minister says

25 August 2006

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 25 Aug – The prime minister of Guinea Bissau said Thursday, that his country was becoming politically and economically stable, as well as gaining stability in other areas of the life of its citizens.

Aristides Gomes was speaking at the opening of the first business and investment day for GUinean and Senegalese business people, organized by the Industry and Agriculture Chamber of Commerce (CCIA) and the Bissau government.

In Gomes’ opinion the signs of stability in Guinea Bissau can be seen in the political climate, following legislative and presidential elections, whilst economically there have been “improvements” in macroeconomic growth.

With this in mind, Gomes asked for the Senegalese business people to “have confidence” in Guinea Bissau.

Training, education and construction of “large infrastructures,” namely roads and bridges, deepwater ports and, potentially, railroads, are Gomes’ plans for making Guinea Bissau “take the leap.”

The Economy Minister, who was one of the main promoters of the meeting between Senegalese and Guinea Bissau business people, hopes that at the end of the meeting agreements will be signed between them that could contribute to the re-launch of the Guinean private sector. (macauhub)

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