Portugal will provide more than €50,000 to Cape Verde to develop projects in the justice sector, said in Praia, the Portuguese Minister of Justice, who is visiting the African country.
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a conference organized by the National Assembly to mark the 30th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Cape Verde, Catarina Sarmento e Castro said that the support will be provided under a protocol signed by the two countries’ justice departments.
The protocol aims to deepen relations and the development of Justice projects in Cape Verde, particularly in training and laboratory techniques, she said.
“We came here to deepen these partnerships that are very important for both countries,” stressed the minister, indicating that this amount will be allocated to activities this year and that the two countries are already working on future protocols in this sector.
The Cape Verdean Minister of Justice, Joana Rosa, added that the document also aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation in areas such as social reinsertion, the Judicial Police and the laboratory, with the Institute of Forensic Medicine and Sciences, which will be gradually installed and should be fully operational in all islands in 10 years, according to a study presented in October 2021.