Spain supports Cabo Verde in air and sea transport infrastructure

19 January 2017

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding to define and consolidate two-way cooperation in the areas of air and sea transport facilities, said the Cape Verdean government in a statement released on Wednesday.

The agreement provides for a wide range of assistance, including consulting, planning, certification, supervision, project management, maintenance, management and operation of air and sea transport facilities, as well as the promotion of cruise ship traffic in Cabo Verde.

It also includes the development, deployment and operation of systems and air navigation services, air traffic control and aeronautical information (AIS) and support for the implementation of the regional and global programmes of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for air navigation, among others.

The Spanish, in collaboration with the European Union authorities, will also support Cabo Verde in extending the EGNOS and Galileo satellite navigation systems to Africa, which would improve air safety and the expansion of the Single European Sky initiative, thus contributing to the consolidation of a Common Aviation area in the region.

The Minister of Economy and Employment José da Silva Gonçalves, who signed the document on behalf of Cabo Verde, at the XX Ibero-American Conference of Ministers and Tourism Entrepreneurs (CIMET) held in Madrid and visited the Cabo Verde stand at this 37th edition of FITUR, the Spanish capital’s tourism capital. (macauhub)