China gifts office equipment to Cabo Verde

15 April 2015

China has delivered office equipment to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) government in the amount of US$800,000 for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other local institutions, under an agreement signed Tuesday in Praia.

The certificate for delivery of the donation was signed by the new Chinese ambassador to Cabo Verde, Du Xiaocong, and the Cabo Verde Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Maria Jesus Veiga Miranda, who praised the cooperation between the two countries.

According to Portuguese news agency Lusa, the delivery of office equipment was the first official act by the diplomat, who replaced Su Jian, after last week handing his credentials to the President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

The Cape Verdean Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs noted that cooperation with China dated back to early in Cape Verde’s independence (5 July 1975) and added that China is a major backer of the country’s development .

Maria Jesus Veiga Miranda listed several works funded by China including the Palace of the Government and the National Assembly, the Poilão dam, the National Stadium and the ongoing refurbishment of the Palace of the Presidency. (macauhub/CN/CV)