Spain Signs Immigration, Fishing Deal With Guinea Bissau

Spain signs immigration, fishing deal with GBissau

28 January 2008
FOCUS News Agency

Bissau. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos signed a cooperation deal on immigration and fishing rights with Guinea-Bissau Sunday during a fleeting visit to the country, a government source told AFP.

Moratinos met with Prime Minister Martinho Dafa Cabi and International Cooperation Secretary and Fisheries Minister Roberto Cacheu, sealing an accord on policing their waters with a special chapter on fishing.

The source did not reveal the detail of the agreements, but cited Cacheu as saying that his government would “do everything in its power to put an end to clandestine emigration from its territory”.

Moratinos travelled to Guinea-Bissau from Mali, and was due next in Democratic Republic of Congo before landing in Ethiopia, where the African Union summit takes place between January 31 and February 2.