CPLP Business Confederation set up in Guinea Bissau

14 December 2009

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 14 Dec – The Business Confederation of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries, was set up Sunday in Guinea Bissau, during the general meeting of the Business Council, a source from Portuguese industrial association, AIP told Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The aim of creating the confederation is to “drive business in the economic areas of the CPLP members,” said an AIP-Business Council statement.

The Business Confederation was formally set up during the general meeting of the current CPLP Business Council that was held in Bissau.

The proposal for creation of the confederation was put forward in July, at the meeting of the board of the Business Council held in Praia, Cape Verde, which includes business associations from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries.

According to the AIP, “developing cooperation between association representatives in the CPLP member countries, in order to create conditions for more business to be done within the economic areas of the community’s countries is one of the aims of the CPLP Business Confederation, a body that is the result of a development of the CPLP Business Council.”

Jorge Rocha Matos, president of the AIP-CE business council and of the general meeting of the CPLP Business Council, Murteira Nabo, president of the ELO Board, and Mantero, secretary general of the Business Council and president of the executive commission of the ELO, have been, on the Portuguese side, the drivers of this new entity that they believe will be of great use to businesspeople within the CPLP. (macauhub)