Spain wants to increase presence in Cape Verde in tourism and fishing sectors

1 April 2011

Praia, Cabo Verde, 1 April – Spain’s ambassador to Cape Verde, José Miguel Corvinos, said Thursday in Praia that his country planned to increase investments in the archipelago, mainly in the areas of tourism and fishing.

The new ambassador, who recently handed his formal introduction to President Pedro Pires, noted that interest at the end of a visit to Prime Minister José Maria Neves.

According to Corvinos, relations between the two countries, “are excellent,” and had a “strategic character,” in different areas such as politics, security, economic investments and others.

“All areas of cooperation are important but, from an economic point of view, perhaps we can increase the presence of Spanish investments in Cape Verde in the areas of tourism, fishing and others,” he noted, according to Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress.

Corvinos, who has been in Cape Verde for about two months, said he believed his mission in Cape Verde would be “a success” and that relations would “develop in a positive way,” over the next few years. (macauhub)