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Madam Eva Verona Ortet, Minister of Rural Development of Cap-Vert, gives audience to the Director General of the West Africa Institute, Prof. Dr. Djénéba Traoré

DSC01011-1Within the framework of the collaborations among institutions in Cape Verde, Madam Eva Verona Ortet, Minister of Rural Development of Cape Verde, gave audience to Prof. Dr. Djénéba Traoré, Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI) on October 10, 2013.

The exchanges focused on the importance of research and action in the emerging agricultural and energy sectors of Cape Verde, as well as possible areas of cooperation between the Department of Rural Development and WAI. DSC01013 2Cooperation between WAI and the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) was also discussed, particularly, the WAI – ZEI mid-term conference in Praia on "Sustainable Regional Integration in West Africa and Europe," scheduled for 21 and 22 October 2013.

As a mark of her interest in the subject, Mrs. Eva Verona Ortet delegated the Director General of Agriculture, Madam Carla Helena Tavares, to participate in the experts’ panel discussions at the Conference.

The two parties underscored the need to strengthen inter-State trade relations, in order to reduce cost of agricultural production and promote regional integration.

The Director General of WAI assured Madam Ortet the Institute’s unalloyed readiness to offer its expertise in support of the realization of the Department’s objectives.

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