VICTOR BORGES PARTICIPATES IN ECOWAS
Minister of Foreign Affairs Victor Borges will participate in the 59th ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of Ministers today in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. In addition to issues such as the organization’s financial situation and budget for next year, Victor Borges will discuss Cape Verde within the context of its relations with the ECOWAS. In concrete terms, Borges will propose an amendment to article 68 of the ECOWAS Treaty, which calls for “special treatment for island countries.”
The mission headed by Victor Borges also includes Jorge Borges, adjunct state secretary to the Minister of the Economy, Growth and Competitiveness, José Luís Rocha, the director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Policy Department, Júlio Herbert Lopes, an aide to Victor Borges, and Corsino Tolentino, who will serve as the mission’s chargé d’affairs.
The Cape Verdean delegation will also participate in the meeting Monday of the ECOWAS Ministerial Committee charged with accompanying Economic Partnership Accords.
On December 17, in Lomé, Togo, Victor Borges and Corsino Tolentino will meet with representatives from ECOBANK to discuss the financing of a UNESCO project for the installation of the West Africa International Investigation Institute in Cape Verde.
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