Casa África participates in the meeting of CAPCAO

Picture of the round table held in February 2013 at Casa África as part of the CAPCAO strategy.

Picture of the round table held in February 2013 at Casa África as part of the CAPCAO strategy.

Casa Africa's director general, Luis Padrón, and the institution's general secretary, Arianne Hernández, took part last Friday in the annual meeting of the Advisory Council for the Promotion of Trade with West Africa (CAPCAO), held at the headquarters of Tenerife's Government Sub-delegate Office chaired by Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz. Casa África took part in CAPCAO's sessions and activities and  has even hosted some of the organisation's meetings at its headquarters . The minister for Economy, Finance and Security of the Canary Islands Government, Javier González Ortiz; the director general for Trade and Investments of the Ministry of Economy, Antonio Fernández-Martos, and the Minister for the Government in the Canary Islands, María del Carmen Hernández Bento specifically took part in this meeting together with other authorities.

The meeting on Friday became the framework in which the an agreement was signed between the Spanish Finance Company for Development COFIDES and the Canary Island company for Economic Development (PROEXCA) to facilitate the financing of the internationalisation of Canary Island companies in Africa. Specific agreements between the governments of the Canary Islands and Spain were also reached to jointly promote their actions in Africa this year and a timetable was agreed upon actions to promote the leap to Africa from the  Canary Island SMEs.

Also among the topics of the day were increased connections between the Canary Islands and Africa, access to state and regional funds for new business projects and improving customs procedures and granting of visas.



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