Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs speaks of the African archipelago as a "strategic partner".
The authorization for the sale of these properties, in the neighborhoods of Achada de Santo António, Palmarejo and Cidadela, was approved by the resolution of the council of ministers 105/2020, of July 27,
"We are working to, during the month of August and, probably, in the second half of the year, make this gradual opening with other countries", said, in an interview to the Lusa agency, in the city of Praia, the Minister of Tourism and Transport of Cape Verde , Carlos Santos.
With tourism totally stopped since March, a sector that represents 25% of the country's GDP, the government official assumes that during the year 2020, Cape Verdean companies “should paralyze or drastically reduce their productive activity, with a sharp reduction in turnover and tightening. of treasury ”.
The decision, which authorizes the Directorate-General of the Treasury to issue the guarantee, is justified with the “important and desirable effects” of the CVA project and “considers that all the conditions required for its concession are met”, in the amount of “ up to 12 million dollars ”.
After 15 repatriation flights in the last few months, which included stranded tourists, the two countries are now opening the scope of the connections, with essential connections, due to illness, business, studies, professionals, officials and family members.
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