José Maria Neves

Cape Verde Prime Minister heads to Luxembourg for 3-day visit

Cape Verde Prime Minister, José Maria Neves
Photo: Manuel Dias

(ADW) The Prime Minister of Cape Verde, José Maria Neves, will pay a visit to Luxembourg from February 14 to 16 in an aim to help “strengthen political and diplomatic relations between Cape Verde and Luxembourg”, the country’s embassy said in a statement.

On the agenda for Neves will be working meetings with Luxembourg authorities as well as the Cape Verdean community rooted in the Grand Duchy.

Economic relations between the two countries will dominate various meetings, highlighting the presentation of a draft for a new fund "Afroverde I", a financial instrument for risk capital that aims to mobilise several million euros for investment in tourist enterprises in north of the archipelago.

The presentation of this mechanism will be the main focus of the Cape Verde Economic Forum agenda in Luxembourg, to be chaired by the Cape Verdean Prime minister, taking place on February 15 at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Kirchberg.

Neves will be accompanied by the Grand Duchy’s Minister of Tourism, Investment and Business Development, Leonesa Fortes, heading up a delegation of entrepreneurs and senior managers of public and private institutions.

This will probably be the last visit of José Maria Neves as Prime Minister to Luxembourg. During his three consecutive terms he has visited the Grand Duchy no less than five times since 2001.

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