The governments of Galicia and Cape Verde have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a permanent collaboration in areas such as fishing, tourism, environment and education, among others. The agreement was signed by the Vice President of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, and the Minister of Tourism, Investment and Business Development of the Republic of Cape Verde, Leonesa Fuertes, within the framework of an intense institutional agenda of the Vice President of the Xunta and the Head of Foreign Affairs and the EU, Jesus Gamallo, in the African archipelago. During his visit, Rueda also held meetings with the President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca; Prime Minister Jose Maria Nieves; and the Ambassador of Spain in Cape Verde, Caridad Junco Batalla. In the field of fisheries, in particular, the two sides will promote the establishment of a partnership for the use of fishing and port infrastructure, assessing Cape Verdean workforce and including the possibility of education and training in the area. They will continue to support the work of cooperation in fisheries and aquiculture being developed by Galician Foundation Technology Centre of the Sea (CETMAR).



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