CSIS Headquarters, 1st Floor Room 110

Navigating China and the U.S.: A Conversation with Prime Minister José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva of Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde navigates a complex array of foreign partnerships, balancing the interests of great powers like China, the U.S., and the EU. Chinese construction and financial assistance, predating now-widespread China-Africa engagement, was instrumental to the island nation’s development.

At the same time, the African country also has a rich history of trade and bilateral migration with the U.S. and has signed a special partnership agreement with the EU. As its foreign partners vie for influence across Africa, questions surface regarding Cabo Verde’s longstanding and conflicting diplomatic ties.

The Wilson Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program invite you to join us for a conversation with H.E. José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, on Monday, March 25, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Judd Devermont (CSIS Africa Program) will join the prime minister to discuss Cabo Verde’s bilateral relations, particularly with China, and how the U.S. can support the country’s interests.