During the closing ceremony on July 7, the Brazilian cabinet minister highlighted the importance of bilateral accords, which function as tools to strengthen the CPLP itself and all of the community’s member countries.
“More than just the language, we are united by the firm determination to continue seeking the development of our countries and working so that citizens may have ever more opportunities to grow up healthily and well-prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, and so that we may attain the level of prominence in sports that we already enjoy in other areas,” declared Aldo Rebelo.
The accord calls for exchanges in the area of athlete and coach training. According to the document, Brazil commits itself to donating sports materials and sending trainers to Cape Verde and to make space and equipment available to welcome athletes for training sessions in Brazil. In addition to Cape Verde, Aldo Rebelo also signed similar accords with São Tomé and Príncipe’s Secretary of Sports and Youth, Abnildo D’Oliveira.