Praia, Jan 18 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, Rui Figueiredo e Soares, said on Tuesday, in the City of Praia that the new normal has become the pandemic and its conditioning effects.
The Minister made this statement by presiding over the opening of the Annual Conference on Foreign Policy 2022 (CAPE 22), on the theme “Challenges of Cabo Verdean diplomacy due the COVID-19 pandemic”, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, aiming to give continuity and regularity to the reflection and debate on issues that challenges national foreign policy and its diplomacy.
“The new normal has become the pandemic and its conditioning effects, interfering or modifying the administrative, economic, labour, social, cultural functioning of all societies, and mental and behavioral of all people, exposing the diversity of the fragilities of populations and imposing communication technologies as a resource and solution to the demands of physical distancing and prevention in general”, he told.
According to Rui Figueiredo and Soares, this conference was preceded by a preparatory workshop held in December that, on the one hand, focused on the immediate responses to the health, economic and social crisis and, on the other hand, analyzed the performance of diplomacy during the pandemic phase, highlighting its role in mobilizing resources, including access to vaccines.
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