22 October 2007
China has recognised the many attractions of Cape Verde as a holiday destination by signing an agreement to encourage trips by Chinese entrepreneurs and also Chinese tourism to the islands.
China's ambassador to Cape Verde, Wu Yuanshuan and Cape Verde's economy minister, Jose Brito drew up the contract, according to MacauHub.
A group of Chinese engineers from his country will visit the archipelago in November to study the Beijing-funded national stadium.
And Ambassador Wu said his embassy would collaborate with Mr Brito to make Sao Vicente Island one of China's five 'special economic zones' in Africa.
Under the project, the island will get a fisheries supply centre.
China selects a certain number of countries every year as privileged destinations for its visitors.
Among Cape Verde's star attractions is Brava, one of the smaller islands, which is renowned for its scenic views and excellent hiking conditions.