Relationship between Cape Verde and Brazilian state of Ceará analysed at meeting in Fortaleza, Brazil Friday

10 August 2012

Establishing the Ceará to Cape Verde route and port logistics are the focus of a business meeting held Friday at the Federation of Industries of the State of Ceará (FIEC), in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, according to the Cape Verdean embassy in Brazil.

The theme, “Open Channel – Cape Verde as a hub for Africa” will serve to present business opportunities available in African economic blocks and how potential exports of products from North-eastern Brazil can take advantage of the huge market that is the African continent.

The importance of the Foreign Trade Commission for Ceará, updating agreements on establishing the Ceará-Cape Verde shipping route, signed by Cape Verdean state ports company Enapor and Ceará port company, Companhia Docas do Ceará, will also be discussed by specialists at the meeting.

Roberto Marinho, the executive secretary of the Ceará Foreign Commission said that the closer relationship between, the Brazilian state of Ceará and Cape Verde is a strategic decision to make the most of the business opportunities that the economic blocks in Africa offer.“

This event is jointly organised by the Foreign Trade Commission, the Brazil-Portugal and Brazil-Angola Chambers of Commerce in Ceará and is also supported by the International Business Centre, the Federation of Industries of the State of Ceará, the National Industrial Confederation and investment and trade promotion agency, Apex Brasil. (macauhub)