Praia – Cape Verde and the Netherlands today signed three cooperation agreements in the areas of education, cruise tourism and maritime economics and social security, during a visit to Cape Verde by the Cape Verdean head of state parents.
In a statement, the Government of Cape Verde added that the agreements were signed by the Cape Verdean Foreign and Community Affairs and Defense ministers and the Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag.
This is “a significant step forward in consolidating and diversifying political relations of cooperation and friendship between the two countries,” according to the same official note.
The information recalls that the Dutch Government “co-finances the Government of Cape Verde, amounting to 29 million euros, for the construction of the cruise terminal on the island of São Vicente.”
“It is a case to say that we have fulfilled our mission well with this visit,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities at the end of the protocol signing ceremony, attended by the President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, and the King of Holland, William Alexander.