The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture, Massandje-Touré-Litsé has assured of her commitment to continuing the work undertaken by her predecessor with the support of Cabo Verde.
Massandje-Touré-Litsé gave the assurance during the 8th yearly meeting of the ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Networks (RAHN) and a courtesy call to the Minister for Agriculture and Environment of Cabo Verde, Dr. Gilberto Silva. She was accompanied by the Executive Director of the Regional Animal Health Centre, Dr. Vivian Iwar and the resident representative of the ECOWAS Commission in Cabo Verde, Dr. Samuel Lamptey.
Among other topics of common interest discussed by the two leaders, Silva emphasised the wish that the ECOWAS takes more into account the specific island nature of Cabo Verde in all development initiatives it undertakes at both regional and national levels.
Cabo Verde he said remains potential in terms of economic and commercial exchanges for the ECOWAS region despite the big challenge of mobilising drinking water, water for agriculture, livestock, and development in general.
“Strengthening integration and relationships with Cabo Verde, through relevant projects (water desalination project for example) will enable the country to consolidate its desire to produce more vegetables, fruit, animal, and agricultural products while positioning itself as a country of services and tourism,” Silva said.