Praia, Cape Verde, 17 Dec – Portuguese exports to Cape Verde rose 22 percent in the first nine months of 2010, against the same period of 2009, according to the archipelago’s delegate for the Portuguese investment promotion agency, AICEP.
In the same period, João Pereira told Portuguese news agency Lusa, investment by Portuguese companies in Cape Verde rose, also year on year, from 8.5 million euros to 21.7 million euros.
According to the AICEP delegate, Portugal’s presence at the latest Cape Verde International Fair (FIC), in November, was the largest of all, with 50 companies and six business associations.
Pereira also said that a boost in partnerships between Portuguese and Cape Verdean companies and an increase in institutional cooperation had been a “successful strategy” to increase economic and commercial dialogue. (macauhub)