Portugal and Cape Verde signed 10 cooperation agreements in areas such as migration, tourism, security, education, public administration and culture in the ambit of the summit between the two countries, held today in Lisbon.
In the field of migration, the two countries agreed to collaborate in the implementation of “public service for migrations in Cape Verde“, as well as the strengthening of technical capacities in this area.
The agreement between the Office of the High Commissioner for Migration of Portugal and the Directorate-General for Immigration of the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion of Cape Verde also provides for bilateral cooperation on migration in international fora.
The two countries also converged on “the opportunity to set up a joint working group, with a view to revising the Agreement on Labor Migration, signed in 2013“.
In tourism, Portugal and Cape Verde intend to identify six axes of joint action, aiming to “increase cooperation” between the two countries, having signed an Action Plan that covers the REVIVE program, considered a “relevant instrument for the recovery of patrimony historical and architectural “Cape Verdean.
Protocols were also initialled with a view to developing the technical and operational competencies of the security forces in Cape Verde as well as in the area of justice and good governance.
In this context, the two countries agreed on the implementation of “programs and projects that promote the improvement, dynamization, qualification and enhancement of Public Administration in Cape Verde“.
As part of the cooperation between the two countries, a project will be developed for the integration of the Cape Verde criminal registry into the database of the National System of Civil Identification and Authentication.
In the area of education, agreements were signed in the field of the consolidation of the education system in Cape Verde, the evaluation of learning, and the development of joint initiatives in higher education, training and research.
Portugal and Cape Verde also undertake to cooperate in the field of copyright.
The agreements were signed under the Portugal – Cape Verde Strategic Cooperation Program 2017-2021, signed two years ago in the city of Praia, with a financial package in the order of 120 million euros.