The government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) approved a loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China amounting to 84.5 million yuan (1.2 million escudos or US$121,000) at a cabinet meeting held on Thursday in Praia.
The loan amount will be used to finance the second stage of an eGovernance project, according to a statement released on the official website of the Cape Verdean government.
Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will take part in a meeting with his Cape Verdean counterpart Luís Filipe Tavares on 20 May in Cabo Verde, which will be officially opened by Prime Minister José Ulisses Correia e Silva.
The meeting will be attended by the Chinese Deputy Director General of the Africa Department, Lin Songtian, the Director General of the Department of International Organisations and Conferences, Li Junhua, the Chinese ambassador to Cabo Verde, Du Xiaocong and the Deputy Director General of the Information Department, Geng Shuang.
On the Cape Verdean the meeting will be attended by the ambassador to China, Tânia Romualdo, the national director of Foreign Policy, Ambassador Júlio Morais and the political and diplomatic adviser to the Prime Minister, Ambassador Júlio Herbert.
Also on Saturday, the President of the Republic is due to receive a courtesy visit from Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (macauhub)