EU boosts its partnership with Cabo Verde

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica was on an official visit to Cabo Verde over the week-end, a country with which the EU has a special partnership since 2007. The visit takes place as a follow-up of the meeting between President Jean-Claude Juncker and President Jorge Carlos Fonseca on 18 June 2019. At this occasion,Commissioner Mimica said: “I am here to recall the longstanding relations and the importance of our special partnership which has already delivered good results in the areas of migration and mobility, trade, renewable energy, sustainable fisheries, and maritime security. In the framework of the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs, we are committed to strengthen it even further.” During his visit, Commissioner Mimica announced an EU co-funded project worth €3.5 million in the area of sustainable urban development to improve water and sanitation infrastructure for the city of Praia. Commissioner Mimica met with the President of Cabo Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca as well as members of the government, and visited several EU funded projects, such as the solid waste treatment centre located on Santiago island. The full press release is available online.