Visit of Jorge Carlos Fonseca, President of Cape Verde, to José Manuel Barroso: extracts from the joint press briefing
Type: Summary of press conference
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 30 September 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Jorge Carlos Fonseca, President of Cape Verde, in Brussels. Discussions focused on the domestic political and economic situation in the country. Following their meeting, they held a joint press briefing.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels
||Joint arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Jorge Carlos Fonseca, President of Cape Verde, at the press briefing
||Journalist taking notes
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) asking how conciliate sustainable development with democracy and the principles of good governance? How contribute to eradicate poverty moving to sustainable development? Saying that Cape Verde is a good example in this regard and this is why they have decided to set up a special partnership with Cape Verde. This means that they have very important ties with this country as they look toward the future. At today's meeting he was able to tell the President of Cape Verde that they have a commitment to with his country, as regard competitiveness, human development, social cohesion and fighting poverty.
||Cutaway of journalists
||General view of the press briefing
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in PORTUGUESE) saying that this special partnership has allowed progress that is worthy as note, for example the entry into force of visa facilitation and readmission agreement. It is the only sub-Saharan country with whom they have this kind of agreement. They feel that this special partnership in security, renewable energy and other areas will also be worked on. They will in the 11th EDF maintain the same level of financing about 55 million Euros. Saying that the Commission has made this proposal and he is sure that it will be well receive by Member States of the Union.
||Cutaway of cameramen
||Cutaway of a photographer
||Soundbite by Jorge Carlos Fonseca (in PORTUGUESE) saying that they have progressed socially, politically, economically and culturally but they still have a number of weaknesses. Saying that they need EU's commitment and support; Saying that they share with the European Union values such as human rights, liberty, democracy, good governance, tolerance and respect for differences.
||Handshake and departure of the Speakers (2 shots)