Portuguese trade and investment agency opens delegation in Guinea-Bissau

3 July 2015

The delegation in Bissau of the Portuguese Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP) will open Saturday as part of a visit by the agency’s President to Guinea-Bissau, AICEP said in a statement issued in Lisbon.

In the statement, the President of AICEP, Miguel Frasquilho, said the contacts he would make during his four-day visit “will be very relevant in relation to corporate and institutional cooperation, and we hope they will be good opportunities for the Guinean and Portuguese business communities.”

A seminar on the economy is scheduled for Monday and will bring together the prime ministers of Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, and the rest of Frasquilho’s visit will be filled with meetings with businessmen and the Guinean authorities as well as with the Portuguese community in Guinea-Bissau.

The opening of AICEP in Bissau is part of the agency’s enlargement strategy and from this year onwards it will also be present in Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste (East Timor).

The growth of the economy of Guinea-Bissau in 2015 is expected to exceed the last years’ figures and reach 4.7 percent, according to figures released last week by the Guinean National Credit Council. (macauhub/GW/PT)