Germany interested in cooperating with Sao Tome and Principe in the oil sector

21 May 2007

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 21 May – Germany is interested in cooperating with Sao Tome and Principe in the oil sector, the German secretary of state for employment and social security, Wolfgang Jonhan said in the capital of Sao Tome Sunday.

Jonhan began an official visit to the archipelago Friday at the invitation of the Sao Tome authorities and said the German authorities were interested in boosting bilateral cooperation in the Work, Employment and Social Security sectors.

As well as meeting with the Sao Tome minister of Work and Employment, Maria de Cristo, Jonhan also met with several members of Sao Tome and Principe’s authorities.

This visit follows another similar one led by the Sao tome deputy prime minister, Maria Tebus Torres, to Berlin accompanied by several officials including the Natural Resources minister, Manuel Deus Lima, who is responsible for the oil sector.

As well as being involved in Education by giving student grants, the German authorities (former East Germany) supported Sao Tome and Principe in other areas, particularly construction, in which it built the only beer factory on the archipelago. (macauhub)

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