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Cabo Verde

Political relations

France and Cabo Verde enjoy close relations, both bilaterally and via the special partnership between the European Union and Cabo Verde. Regular political dialogue takes place between the two countries, which also have close links in the fields of development cooperation (through a Partnership Framework Document signed in October 2006) and the management of migration flows (via a bilateral agreement signed in November 2008). Cabo Verde opened an Embassy in Paris in 1996.

Use of the French language is also growing in a country that has shown itself receptive to French influence. At the same time, Cabo Verde has moved towards closer relations with the European Union, with which it signed a "special partnership" in 2007, concentrating mainly on security issues.

Updated on 28.11.12


  • Ebola – Adoption of resolution 2177 (18.09.14)

    This resolution calls on member states to strengthen their mobilization and better coordinate their efforts in support of the countries affected, with the support of the UN secretary-general. France welcome Ban Ki-moon’s decision to establish a UN mission on the ground.

  • Africa – Terrorism – Meeting of the African Union (02.09.14)

    France welcomes the meeting on September 2 in Nairobi that the African Union Peace and Security Council devoted to the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa, under the chairmanship of Idriss Déby, President of the Republic of Chad, in which it participated.

  • Ebola epidemic – Sending of French healthcare reinforcements to Guinea (04.09.14)

    In response to the appeal by the World Health Organization (WHO), Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights, are scaling up France’s assistance in the fight against the Ebola epidemic by sending a contingent of healthcare and medical experts to Guinea.

  • Golan Heights – Kidnapping of blue helmets (29.08.14)

    France condemns the detention by armed groups of 43 Fijian blue helmets deployed within the framework of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights (UNDOF), as well as the surrounding of Filipino blue helmets.

  • Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (28-30.04.14)

    The 6th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States took place from April 28 to 30 in Mérida, Mexico. It marked the 20th anniversary of this regional organization of which France has been an associate member since it was established in 1994.

  • Presidency of the African Union in 2014 (30.01.14)

    France warmly congratulates Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on his election as chairman of the African Union in 2014. It expresses its full trust in the new chairman and wishes him every success in carrying out his mandate.



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