Cape Verde’s new president commits to strengthening ties with traditional partners

The new president of Cape Verde, Jose Maria Neves, delivers a speech at the inauguration ceremony in Praia, Cape Verde, on November 9, 2021. (Inforpress/Handout via Xinhua)
The new president of Cape Verde, Jose Maria Neves, delivers a speech at the inauguration ceremony in Praia, Cape Verde, on November 9, 2021. (Inforpress/Handout via Xinhua)

The new president of Cape Verde, Jose Maria Neves, pledged on Tuesday to strengthen the special ties and bilateral relations with the traditional friends and partners of Cape Verde.

He made the promise in a speech at his inauguration ceremony, before 12 foreign delegations, five of which were headed by heads of state.

Africa must be given priority as a continent to which Cape Verde belongs, he stressed in his speech. He called for speeding up the progress toward regional integration at the economic level, while defending the specificities and specific needs of Cape Verde.

According to him, a “very strong” neighborhood policy is necessary, given the regional community and the states that make it up. He also said he advocated “strong action” with Asian countries and the Persian Gulf countries.

In addition, he stressed strategic partnerships for bilateral and multilateral security cooperation.