Portugal prepares programme for cooperation with Guinea-Bissau

13 November 2014

Portugal will prepare a strategic programme for cooperation with Guinea-Bissau for a period of three or four years, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rui Machete said Wednesday in parliament

“In early 2015 we will be able to prepare a strategic cooperation programme with a timeline of three or four years, in response to the medium and long term objectives of the government of Guinea-Bissau,” said the minister during a joint hearing of the parliamentary committees of Foreign Affairs and Finance, focusing on the proposed state budget for next year.

Machete said that Lisbon and Bissau were “entering a new phase in their bilateral relationship, with the resumption of institutional cooperation programmes,” and recalled that last week the two governments signed an action plan for the next eight months, with a value of 6.8 million euros. (macauhub/GW/PT)

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