Brazil to support agricultural development in Guinea Bissau

21 July 2011

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 21 July – Brazil and Guinea Bissau Thursday signed a technical and scientific cooperation agreement in the agricultural sector and Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Minister, António Patriota, gave assurances that his country would support the development of the agricultural sector in Guinea Bissau.

During a working visit to Guinea Bissau, before heading off to Luanda to take part Thursday in the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP), Patriota noted that the agreement aimed to provide cooperation that was more focused on the efforts that the West Africa country is making to develop its agricultural sector.

The Brazilian minister for Foreign Relations also said that his country would support Guinea Bissau in making use of its cashew crop, which is a strategic product for the country and which is also plentiful in Brazil. (macauhub)