São Filipe, Jan 19 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic considered Tuesday, the 18th, that São Filipe, which this year turn 100 years of its elevation to the category of city, is one of the historical references of the construction of the Cabo Verdean nation.
José Maria Neves, who is also president of honor for the City’s centenary celebrations, said that when thinking about the course of São Filipe as a space since the 15th century, he cannot fail to frame it as one of the historical references of the construction of the Cabo Verdean nation and as one of the “safe havens” in the definition of Cabo Verdean cultural identity.
From this perspective, the centenary of the city intersects in a “fruitful and coherent” way with the Week of the Republic 2022, whose “matrix sign” is the cultural and civic element, he stated.
“The city of São Filipe and the island of Fogo, in general, benefit from a peculiar nature and a very rich culture”, advocated the President of the Republic, stressing that in the specific case of São Filipe, it is a city that, in addition to being ancestral and patrimonially emblematic, proves attractive for national and foreign investment.
JR / AA / HVF