Cape Verde and US to hold military exercise in 2016 07 November 2015
Cape Verde and the United States of America will hold a joint military exercise in 2016, according to Minister of Defense Rui Semedo during a visit to the destroyer USS McFaul, which made a short stop in Praia port.
According to Semedo, the military exercise will intensify relations between the two countries, particularly cooperation between the Cape Verdean Coast Guard and the United States Marines in the area of professional training, technical support, naval means and surveillance.
Rui Semedo spoke of the need to ensure maritime security and sovereignty, which he said are the object of various different threats ranging from organized crime to pollution.
“Maritime security is currently a dimension that concerns all countries of the world, because we have faced various problems such as organized crime, sea piracy and pollution, which is why we must guarantee the stability and sovereignty of our seas and contribute toward ensuring that the ocean is a space for economic projection and development,” he affirmed.