Cabo Verde wants Angola to build fuel distribution platform

23 November 2015

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) wants the government of Angola to build a fuel distribution platform on the archipelago for shipping and aviation in West Africa, said Saturday in Lubango the Cape Verdean Ambassador to Angola.

Francisco Pereira da Veiga, who was speaking at a meeting with the Cape Verdean community residing in the province of Huila, added that “it would be easier for Europe and America to be supplied with fuel through a platform that we would like to create in Cabo Verde.”

“Angola should use Cabo Verde as a platform for sustainable growth, particularly focused on markets of the West African coast as the archipelago has special advantages because it is part of the Economic Community of West African States,” he noted, cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

The ambassador said that two-way business cooperation was “excellent”, with companies that had settled in Cabo Verde, such as Unitel, Angola’s state oil company Sonangol, and banks Banco de Investimento de Angola and Banco de Crédito Internacional.

The number of Cape Verdean citizens residing in Huila province is estimated at 250 people, some of whom have lifetime residence permits and others who have working contracts. (macauhub/AO/CV)