Sea link between Sao Tome and Principe and Cape Verde may begin in June

6 April 2010

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 6 Apr – Maritime connections between Sao Tome and Principe and Cape Verde should begin this coming June, indicates an agreement signed in Sao Tome on Monday, the last day of a three-day official visit by the Cape Verdean prime minister.

Jose Maria Neves was visiting at the invitation of his counterpart in Sao Tome, Rafael Branco. The two countries also signed cooperation agreements for the agriculture and fisheries sectors.

Also announced was a decision to hold the second meeting of the Sao Tome and Principe-Cape Verde Joint Commission this year in the Cape Verdean capital Praia.

That gathering will be held at a date to be determined through diplomatic channels.

Neves announced that his country’s consular representation in Sao Tome will soon be upgraded to an embassy. Branco stated in turn that his government will open a consular office in Cape Verde.

Branco was invited to visit Cape Verde at a still undetermined date, but which should before the local and regional elections set for this coming 25 July.