Ambassador José Luis Rocha is the newly accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cabo Verde to the United States of America.
The ceremony took place at the White House, on July 14, 2014, where Ambassador Rocha presented the Letters of Credence to President Obama.
Before arriving in DC, Ambassador Rocha, a career diplomat, served as the Secretary of State for External Relations at the Ministry of External Relations in Cabo Verde.
Cabo Verde is one of the 40 countries participating in the Francophonie Cultural Festival in DC, a month dedicated to celebrating Francophone and Francophile culture.
Taking place March 1 - April 15, 2014, the Festival includes concerts, films, theatrical performances, children's activities and more.
The events take place throughout the Washington area at the Festival’s partner institutions. For a full schedule, tickets, and information, visit francophoniedc.org.
The highlight of the Festival will be "La Grande Fête", which takes place March 21st at the Embassy of France from 7:00pm. Make sure you check detailed information for ticket purchase and come visit Cabo Verde's stand for typical Capeverdean food tasting and other special delicacies from the islands and all participating countries. This will be also a great opportunity to meet the Embassy staff.
For the full press-release follow this link: Francophonie DC 2014
Ambassador Fátima Veiga was one the African Ambassadors who joined efforts with the NGO ONE and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to discuss and raise awareness of the need to increase access to electricity in Africa. The event took place at Capitol Hill on July 25th, 2013, where individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors participated.
Energy is at the top of Cape Verde’s strategic development agenda and the Government has set ambitious goals, and made fast progress, towards electrifying the islands mainly by tapping into renewable energy sources.
ONE CEO Michael Elliott and OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield with several African ambassadors. Photo credit: Elizabeth Brady
For more details on Cape Verde’s energy strategy visit the Ministry for Tourism, Industry and Energy’s website at http://www.mtie.gov.cv.
Cape Verde hosts the ECOWAS Regional Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Effiency, an example of the country’s leadership in energy matters. ECOWAS is the Economic Community Of West African States.
Read more details at ONE's blog post at www.one.org/us/stories/energy-poverty/
The Government of the Republic Cape Verde in partnership with the US Millennium Challenge Corporation will host the Cape Verde-USA Business Forum in
Organized with the collaboration of the African Presidential Center, the high level event, aims at furthering bilateral economic relations between the two countries. It will bring together government officials, trade and investment promotion agencies, investors and businesses for discussion, networking, information sharing and business development.
Priority and key growth opportunity areas in Cape Verde will be emphasized, including Transportation, Banking/Financial Services, ICTs, Energy, Fisheries, Agribusiness, Maritime Services and Tourism.
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Ambassador Fátima Veiga was at the World Bank Headquarters on Friday, July 19th, to represent the Government of Cape Verde at the Signing ceremony of the loan agreement for the Cape Verde Transport Sector Reform Project.
The Transportation sector is one of the priority areas in the Government’s development agenda. This project will add to the almost 35 operations in the public and private sectors in which Cape Verde and the World Bank have partnered, making the multilateral institution one of the archipelago’s main partners for development.
Ms. Vera Songwe, Cape Verde’s World Bank Country Director, signed the agreement on behalf of that institution.