Portugal’s cooperation programme with Sao Tome and Principe de to be signed soon

26 September 2013

The Indicative Cooperation Programme (PIC) between Sao Tome and Principe and Portugal, worth 43.5 million euros is due to be signed “very soon” the Portuguese ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe, Paula Silva, said Wednesday.

“The PIC is a document that has already been politically agreed between the two countries and all that is left to do is for it to be officially signed by the two governments,” which is due to happen very soon,” said Paula Silva at the end of a meeting with Sao Tome and Principe’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Natália Umbelina.

The document focuses on the health and education sectors and is valid for 2012/2015, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The Portuguese ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe re-stated the Portuguese government’s intention to continue supporting its former colony despite the current economic and financial crisis. (macauhub)