The President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, was at the NOC Cape Verde headquarters on 6 December 2018.
On that occasion, he met with NOC officials and saw for himself the realities of the structure headed by Filomena Fortes. The Head of State also offered, with respect to the African Youth Games, to be a symbolic ambassador of the event billed for 2019 in Sal.
“This is my first visit to the Cape Verde Olympic Committee. It was necessary that I see the headquarters, the physical structure and know the upcoming challenges of the organisation, such as the Africa Beach Games billed for Sal in 2019. I will be a symbolic ambassador of this event,” Jorge Carlos Fonseca declared, expressing the hope that his country will mobilise fully for the games.
The Head of State’s visit was part of the strategy to bring the NOC and State institutions closer.
On that occasion, the NOC handed to the President of the Republic the flag signed by all members of the country’s delegation to the Rio 2016 Games.
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