Portugal doubles donations to Guinea Bissau for 2007

22 August 2007

Lisbon, Portugal, 22 Aug – Cooperation donations from Portugal to Guinea Bissau are to double this year, as compared with 2006, boosting Portugal’s position as Guinea Bissau’s biggest cooperation partner, the Portuguese secretary of state for cooperation said Tuesday in Lisbon.

After signing the Annual Cooperation Plan, which outlines a donation of 9.8 million euros as compared with 5 million in 2006, João Gomes Cravinho said the priority areas were Agriculture, Health, Education and State Consolidation activities.

Cravinho also said that the plan was drawn up in harmony with a poverty reduction program of the Guinean government and also with the conditions of the International Geneva Conference Donors.

The Guinean secretary of state for international cooperation, Roberto Cacheu, who signed the document for Guinea Bissau, noted the need for work to be carried out soon on drawing up the program for the next three year (2008-2010). (macauhub)