Cabo Verde considers opening embassy in Guinea-Bissau

18 January 2019

The Cape Verdean government intends to open an embassy in Guinea-Bissau, which is expected to happen in 2020, said Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) new ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, Inacio Felino de Carvalho.

Cabo Verde’s ambassador to Guinea-Bissau is resident in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

Inacio Felino de Carvalho, in his address to the president of Guinea-Bissau, José Mário Vaz, said that he had spoken to the president about the relationship between the two countries, which have “a long history in common.”

Quoted by Cape Verdean newspaper Expresso das Ilhas, the new ambassador said that Cabo Verde’s President Jorge Carlos Fonseca’s scheduled visit to Guinea-Bissau from 12 to 14 February is part of Cabo Verde’s presidency of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

The presidency of Guinea-Bissau announced last week that Fonseca and the CPLP executive secretary will visit the country in February.

The Cape Verdean president is the first head of state to visit Guinea-Bissau during the presidency of José Mário Vaz, who has been in power since 2014. (macauhub)