According to the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, the presence of Portuguese companies in Côte d’Ivoire testifies to the quality of the relations between the two countries (02). Speaking about the activities carried out by the Portuguese company specialized in providing environmental services, Augusto Santos Silva stressed that this company is a reflection of what Portuguese companies can do on Ivorian soil. “We see a concrete example of what Portuguese companies can do in Côte d’Ivoire, with the Ivorians, because we see a very important societal mission of ensuring urban waste treatment here in Abidjan that a Portuguese company with extensive international experience and very strong skills in the fields of infrastructure and environmental-related industries is developing. There is a very strong local job creation. 2,500 local jobs created. These local companies are subcontracted by Portuguese companies. “It is a clear example of partnership,” said the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the headquarters of Eco Éburnie, located on the outskirts of Yopougon municipality. economy between Portugal and Côte d’Ivoire.
Augusto Santos Silva remains convinced that the investment of Portuguese companies adds value to the Ivorian economy as well as to the well-being of the urban population of Abidjan. “We already have Portuguese companies working in the metal sector, in mechanical metalwork. We have a large and growing presence in the pharmaceutical field. “There are many public competitions going on, and we hope that Portuguese companies will be able to showcase their assets and skills,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Portugal.
We need to remind you that Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo will pay a goodwill and business visit to Abidjan on June 13th and 14th.