Chinese medical staff begin mission at Cape Verdean hospital

A party of medical staff from the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan has arrived at the Agostinho Neto Hospital in the Cape Verdean capital, Praia, to assist the hospital with its work, A Nação reports.
The Cape Verdean newspaper says the assistance is a manifestation of a Sino-Cape Verdean agreement to co-operate in health matters which was signed last October.
The report quotes Cape Verdean Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Fernando Elísio Freire as saying: “China has been co-operating with our country in a number of areas, especially in the area of health, and has been a very important partner for Cape Verde.”
The minister thanked the visiting Chinese for their contribution to the improvement of the performance of the hospital.