Guinea-Bissau is interested in “opening up the country” to Cape Verdean entrepreneurs to conduct business and establish partnerships, said Thursday in Bissau the Guinea-Bissau Minister for the Economy and Finance, Geraldo Martins.
The Guinean Minister’s words were supported by the Minister of Tourism, Investment and Business Development of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Leonesa Fortes, who is leading a trade mission to Guinea-Bissau.
Martins said he hoped the six-day visit by Cape Verdean businesspeople would lead to partnership agreements that could identify business opportunities and quickly bring Cape Verdean investors to Guinea-Bissau.
The Minister of Tourism, Investment and Business Development of Cabo Verde said that the delegation was in Guinea-Bissau “with the firm intention” to advance intentions already discussed between the two countries, to bring agreements between the governments to fruition and consider new areas of cooperation.
According to Leonesa Fortes, Cabo Verde would be willing to cooperate with Guinea-Bissau in areas such as e-government, trade, tourism, rural development, agribusiness, fishing, construction, transport and the food industry.
This is the third business mission from Cabo Verde to Guinea-Bissau. (macauhub/CV/GW)