Netherlands businesspeople want to invest in Cabo Verde

26 March 2014

Businesspeople form the Netherlands plan to invest in air and sea transport and the agricultural sector in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), the Netherland’s ambassador to the West African archipelago said Wednesday.

Pieter de Zwaan, the ambassador based in Dakar (Senegal), was speaking at the end of a meeting with a group of around ten businesspeople along with the Cape Verdean Prime Minister, José Maria Neves, at a time when the Netherlands is already Cabo Verde’s fourth-largest trading partner.

The visit by the business delegation to Cabo Verde follows a visit by Neves to the Netherlands in July 2013, which is home to a huge Cape Verdean community. During the visit Neves asked his counterpart Mark Rutte to boost economic and business cooperation between the two countries.

Building a cruise ship terminal at the port of Mindelo, on Sao Vicente Island, as well as the sale of two tugboats to support the newly refurbished and extended port of Praia, the Cape Verdean capital.

Neves noted that this was the first business mission from the Netherlands to Cabo Verde and gave assurances that there would be others in the future to boost partnerships and promote foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cabo Verde. (macauhub)