The Cabo Verdean Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, said the country is aiming to “strengthen its good partnership” with China, as it replaces its ambassador in Beijing.
Correia e Silva said he hopes that the new ambassador, Arlindo do Rosário, who will be sworn in this week, can continue to strengthen economic relations and cooperation with China.
“China is a very important partner of Cape Verde, which has proven itself in terms of development cooperation, it is an important global player and we are all interested in strengthening this good partnership”, Correia e Silva added.
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The Cabo Verdean Prime Minister, recalled that Rosário, who was also a doctor, served as Minister of Health for more than six years, including during the covid-19 pandemic.
“We all live together the management of the pandemic and it leaves a very important legacy”, stressed the head of the Government, quoted by the local press.
Correia e Silva said that the Government had been working for a long time to have a presence in China, and the former minister expressed his availability.
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Rosário, who was a member of parliament, joined the Government in 2016. He Graduated in Medicine and held several posts in the local health sector.
The former minister will replace Tânia Ramualdo, whose mandate expired on December 30, 2021 and who has been National Director of Foreign Policy since January.