South Africa ready to assist Guinea-Bissau

9 August 2007

Pretoria, South Africa, 9 Aug – Prime Minister Martinho N’Dafa Cabi of Guinea-Bissau says he is pleased with the political will expressed by South Africa to assist his country’s development.

Cabi, on his first trip to South Africa, told the Lusa news agency Wednesday after a South Africa- Guinea business seminar that he was convinced “the biggest African power south of the Sahara” can make a very positive contribution to the development of his country.

Guinea’s prime minister expressed satisfaction at the manner of his reception Monday by South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. The Guinean leader was also satisfied with Pretoria’s efforts to stimulate bilateral business contacts.

During the business meeting, various South African company chiefs expressed interest in investing in Guinea, especially in the areas of bauxite and phosphate mining, hydrocarbons exploration, agriculture and fisheries. (macauhub)