The state visit will affirm the positive historical relationship between the Netherlands and Cabo Verde and will offer the two countries an opportunity to further broaden and deepen their cooperation, in the fields of security and the maritime economy in particular. Cabo Verde is an important partner in fighting organised crime. For many years the Netherlands has had a flourishing and active Cabo Verdean community. The islands are also a popular tourist destination for Dutch holiday-makers.
Monday 10 December
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will officially welcome President Fonseca and his wife on Dam Square in Amsterdam. After the inspection of the guard of honour, a reception will take place in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for the Dutch and Cabo Verdean officials taking part in the visit. After the reception President Fonseca will lay a wreath at the National Monument on Dam Square.
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