Cape Verdean Prime Minister José Maria Neves to Speak at Boston University

in Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
September 23rd, 2003

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) – Prime Minister José Maria Neves of the Republic of Cape Verde will speak during a breakfast held in his honor at Boston University on Monday, October 6. Sponsored by the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) at Boston University, the breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be hosted by the Center’s director, Ambassador Charles Stith. During his visit Prime Minister Neves hopes to strengthen ties with the Boston-area Cape Verdean Community, as well as further relationships with local business leaders.

Prime Minister Neves played a prominent role in Cape Verde’s transition from a colonial state to a modern democratic state. From 1996 to 2000, he served as representative of the opposition party in the Parliament, remaining active in the consolidation of democracy in Cape Verde. Elected president of the Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde (PAICV) in June 2000, Prime Minister Neves led his Party to victory at the legislative elections and was designated Prime Minister on February 1, 2001.

President Neves will be available for brief interviews at the breakfast. Members of the media wishing to attend the breakfast should contact Obenewa Amponsah by Friday, September 26 at 617/353-5452 or via e-mail at amponsah@bu.edu.

WHO: José Maria Neves
Prime Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde

WHAT: Prime Minister Neves’ Breakfast
Hosted by the African Presidential Archives and Research Center
at Boston University

WHEN: Monday, October 6, 2003 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Boston University School of Management, 4th Floor
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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