Governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal meet at summit in February 2017

19 December 2016

The fourth summit of heads of government of Portugal and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) takes place on 20 February in Praia announced last week the Cape Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luís Filipe Tavares.

The minister, who was speaking to journalists in the capital, said that the documents for the summit, during which the 2016-2020 Strategic Cooperation Programme will be signed “are finalised.”

Tavares said that in relation to the overall budget support programme “there are still no definitive figures.”

The summit, originally scheduled for December, was postponed until January for reasons related to the agenda of meetings of the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa in the European Union and subsequently postponed until February.

This will be the fourth summit to be held between the two countries, after the first in June 2010 in Lisbon, the second in Mindelo in December 2012 and the third again in the Portuguese capital in December 2014.

The new Strategic Cooperation Programme (PEC) for the 2016-2020 period, is due to be signed at the summit. It includes sectors such as health, education, culture, security and defence, among others. (macauhub)