Portuguese trade and investment agency opens delegation in Guinea-Bissau

30 June 2015

The Portuguese Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP) plans to open an office in Guinea-Bissau, as part of its expansion strategy, officials said in Bissau.

This expansion strategy will also take the Portuguese agency to São Tomé, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Equatorial Guinea, which recently joined the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

The date for the opening ceremony of the new delegation has not been set yet, but will be on the schedule of a visit by the President of AICEP, Miguel Frasquilho, who is due to travel to Guinea-Bissau on 3 July.

The opening of the AICEP delegation in Bissau must, however, take place before an economic seminar scheduled for 6 July attended by the prime ministers of both countries as part of a visit by Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho to Guinea-Bissau.

“Guinea-Bissau and Portugal: strengthening economic relations” is the theme of the meeting to discuss relations between the two countries, from a business point of view. (macauhub/GW)