Portugal wants to "strengthen cooperation" with Guinea-Bissau in health, education and justice

António Costa says he underlined his “personal commitment to the fraternal relationship between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau”, which “must be up to the historical ties” that unite the two peoples.

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa said today that he is "committed to strengthening cooperation" with Guinea-Bissau in three areas, health, education and justice, after a meeting in Lisbon with his Guinean counterpart, Nuno Nabian.

In the 'tweet' published on his Twitter account, António Costa says he underlined his “personal commitment to the fraternal relationship between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau”, which “must be up to the historical ties” that unite the two peoples.

"Portugal is Guinea-Bissau's main economic partner and is committed to strengthening cooperation to face the main challenges facing Guinean society, particularly in the areas of health, education and justice", reads in one of the two 'tweets' published, accompanied by photographs of the meeting, at the official residence of São Bento, with Nuno Nabian, who makes a private visit to Lisbon.

Nabian managed to get his government program approved in the Guinean parliament, but the United Nations continues to insist that the recommendations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Guinea-Bissau, namely “the appointment of a first - administration and formation of a new Government, in full compliance with the provisions of the Constitution and the results of the March 2019 legislative elections ″.

ECOWAS gave Guinean President Umaro Sissoco Embaló a deadline until May 22 to nominate a new government respecting the outcome of the 2019 legislatures, which were won by the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which it hasn't happened yet.

Guinea-Bissau is experiencing a period of special political tension since the beginning of the year due to a dispute over the results of the presidential elections, on which the Supreme Court of Justice has not yet ruled.

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