Spain grants Cape Verde 27 million euros over next three years

21 March 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 21 March – Spain is to grant cape Verde financing of 27 million euros over the next three years, for support in areas such as agriculture, justice and the environment, officials said in Praia Tuesday.

Cape Verde’s prime minister, José Maria Neves Tuesday began an official visit to Spain and last week took part in a meeting of the Spain-Cape Verde mixed commission, at which the basis for cooperation between the two countries over the next few years was set.

According to the Cape Verde Foreign Affairs Ministry, the document that was signed defined the priority areas for cooperation in the 2007-2009 period.

Madrid has recently boosted its dialogue with Cape Verde and its aid to the country, making Cape Verde a priority country as part of the Master Plan for Spanish Cooperation 2005-2008.

During his four-day visit to Spain, at the invitation of his counterpart, Neves will meet with José Luis Zapatero and the King of Spain, Juan Carlos. He will then travel on to Galicia for meetings with the regional government and businesspeople. (macauhub)