Angola: Cape Verde plans to boost partnerships with Angola

5 February 2009

Luanda, Angola, 5 Feb – Angolan Prime Minister Paulo Kassoma and Cape Verde’s Infrastructure, Transport and Telecommunications Minister discussed an increase in partnerships in the financial and air transport sectors at a meeting in Luanda Wednesday.

After the meeting, the Cape Verdean minister, Manuel Inocêncio de Sousa, said that the mission to Angola aimed to carry out what had been agreed at the meeting of the mixed bilateral commission, which was the need to boost partnerships in the air transport and financial sectors.

“We want to work together in order to drive the air transport business in order to benefit our national airlines, TAAG and TACV,” said the Cape Verdean Minister for Transport and Telecommunications.

As an example of the partnership in the financial sector, the minister pointed to the establishment of Banco Angolan de Desenvolvimento (BAD) in Cape Verde, where “it has had a good start and is increasingly positioning itself in my country’s financial market.”

Inocêncio de Sousa added that he had proposals for the two Governments to continue to boost their partnership in the financial sector and assurances that the Cape Verdean government would support all Angolan financial institutions that were interested in investing in the archipelago. (macauhub)