the lagoon and Cape Verde strengthen their ties of collaboration in the framework of the program Campus Africafollowing a historic visit by the president of this African island republic, Jose Maria Pereira Neves, to the Laguna Town Hall. The president was received by the mayor, Luis Yeray Gutierrez; mayors of the local Corporation; the co-directors of the Campus Africa program, Basilio Valladares and Jose Gomez Solinoas well as scholarship holders from the neighboring continent who participate in this edition.
Luis Yeray Gutierrez stressed that meetings like this place the city “on the map” and did not hesitate to “accept the call made public” by Pereira Neves to “work together with the other municipalities of Cape Verde». the mayor of The lagoon He stressed that «we share a geographical region, there are many aspects of our landscape that are common and it is also worth mentioning the hospitality that characterizes his people and the municipality I represent. These types of initiatives represent new opportunities that allow us to get closer, and nurturing each other is vital to continue growing. For this reason, from the City Council we will begin to work from now on in this line of cooperation.
The Cape Verdean president recalled that in The lagoonwhere it develops Campus Africa and there is the university, “there are people from the neighboring continent carrying out studies and research in this city of knowledge, which in the end is the future.” He described it as “a bridge” between territories that “can lead to the reinforcement of friendship and collaboration between Cape Verde and the Canary Islandsas well as in the space of the archipelagos of Macaronesia».
After his reception in the Plenary Hall of the City Council, a municipal delegation and the Africa Campus accompanied Pereira Neves through the main streets of the Historic Center of La Laguna. Mandela Day was celebrated on Monday afternoon.with which the Campus Africa program joins the commemoration of this date.