The Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe celebrates today the 40th anniversary of its independence. The Brazilian Government will be represented at the celebrations in São Tomé by its ambassador in that capital.
Brazil and São Tomé and Príncipe share both history and the values of promoting peace, democracy and development. Guided by those values, the bilateral relations haves become deeper and more diversified, as shown in 2014 by the opening of the Brazilian Naval Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in São Tomé. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mauro Vieira, visited the country last April during his first trip to Africa.
São Tomé and Príncipe has been a leading partner in Brazil’s cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. There are projects in various areas including food security; support for the development of public policies; and training for technical staff, particularly with the Vocational Training Center opened in May 2014 in São Tomé.
In this spirit of brotherhood, the Brazilian Government congratulates the government and people of São Tomé and Príncipe on the 40th anniversary of its independence, and reiterates its willingness to continue working to promote increasingly close and fruitful relations between our two countries.