On a Mission

Not many would know about Cape Verde — an island nation off the coast of western Africa,at the meeting point of the three continents of Africa,the US and Europe.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:August 20, 2010 3:03 am

Not many would know about Cape Verde — an island nation off the coast of western Africa,at the meeting point of the three continents of Africa,the US and Europe. Earlier this month,Cape Verde opened its consulate in Delhi. “An Indian walking down the white sandy beaches of Cape Verde would be mistaken for a Cape Verdian. There would be many Cape Verdians who look like Sanjay in Praia,the capital,” laughed Jose Brito,Minister of Foreign Affairs,Cape Verde,as the newly appointed Honorary Consul-General in India,Sanjay Dewan,looked on.

On August 30,the consulate will host the national day celebrations at Jaypee Vasant Continental with an evening of music — folklorish songs in Creole as well as Sufi. “India supported our freedom movement. We gained independence in 1975 and now,we want to strengthen ties with India,” said Brito.

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