Covid-19. European Union sensitizes Guinea-Bissau government to ecological economy – Observer

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The Europa Group met this Tuesday with the Guinean Prime Minister, Nuno Nabiam, to “sensitize” the country’s authorities to invest in the ecological economy to face the negative impacts of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

The delegation, headed by the European Union embassy in Guinea-Bissau, Sónia Neto, came to sensitize the government about the need to bet on the ecological economy to help the country to face and address the impacts of Covid-19 ″, wrote the Guinean Prime Minister, in a message on the social network Facebook.

According to Nuno Gomes Nabiam, the meeting reiterated the “firm and unwavering commitment of the European Union to the ongoing political dialogue process and the strengthening of cooperation between Bissau and Brussels”.

“We hear with great pleasure the total opening of the European Union team to further strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation with our country, as well as the willingness to support the efforts of Guineans towards a desired sustainable economic development ”, stresses Nuno Gomes Nabiam.

The European Union, together with its Member States, is Guinea-Bissau’s largest multilateral cooperation partner. The Europa Group includes, in addition to ambassador Sónia Neto, the ambassador of Portugal, José Rui Caroço, the ambassador of France, Terence Wills, and the ambassador of Spain, Juan Urdiales.

What brings us here today is an effort on behalf of the European Union and the Member States, which aims to appeal and raise awareness among the prime minister for an ecological recovery of the Guinean economy in the wake of the crisis generated by the pandemic, ”he said. to the press at the end of the meeting the ambassador of the European Union.

Sónia Neto also stressed that her “mission in the country is to develop all efforts in order to strengthen the good and harmonious relations that exist between the European Union and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau”.

According to data released this Monday by the High Commission for Covid-19, Guinea-Bissau recorded 38 new positive cases last week, bringing the cumulative total to 2,362.

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