Cabo Verde receives EU trade mission

18 November 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is due Tuesday to receive a business delegation from the European Union (EU), called “Mission for Growth”, composed of about 50 entrepreneurs from eleven Member States, the Cape Verdean press reported.

The newspaper added that the group will visit the islands of Santiago, Sal and Sao Vicente and had already identified priorities in areas such as light industry, agri-business and tourism.

The entrepreneurs belong to 40 organisations from eleven Member States – Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Hungary – and are interested in light industry (textile and footwear), agri-business, renewable energy, maritime and fishing industry and tourism.

Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new headquarters of the European Commission delegation in Praia, Portuguese diplomat José Manuel Pinto Teixeira, said that the European Union will continue to be an “important partner” for Cabo Verde that “shares the same values” and “common challenges.”

“Since the independence of Cape Verde in 1975 the European Union has been the most important cooperation partner, diversifying into many areas and since we have had a special partnership since 2007,” the delegate noted. (macauhub/CV/ PT)