Portugal and Guinea-Bissau discuss 2015-2018 Strategic Cooperation Plan

5 May 2015

Portugal and Guinea-Bissau are due to begin this week in Bissau, bilateral formal consultations on the Strategic Cooperation Plan for 2015-2018 to be signed next July, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal, Luís Campos Ferreira, who today begins a visit to Guinea-Bissau, announced in March, at the donor conference of Guinea-Bissau in Brussels that Portugal intends to sign a new strategic cooperation programme with the country in the amount of around 40 million euros.

The secretary of state’s entourage includes a representative of publisher Porto Editora and the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC), Rui Teixeira, and both are scheduled to meet with the Guinea-Bissau Education Minister.

The mission to Guinea-Bissau also includes the president of the National Energy and Geology Laboratory (LNEG) of Portugal, Teresa Ponce Leão, who will deliver the geological map of the port of Bissau to the government, a document that may help with work to develop the capital’s port. (macauhub/GW/PT)