Portuguese President in Luanda for CPLP summit

  • Portuguese Head of State, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Luanda – The Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is since Thursday night in Luanda, for the summit of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), to take place on Saturday.

On his arrival, speaking to the Portuguese Press, the statesman affirmed being in Luanda with full  expectation and confident of a “big summit”.

 

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is accompanied by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva.

 

At the CPLP summit in Luanda, in addition to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portugal will be represented by the Prime Minister, António Costa, by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, and by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Francisco André.

 

Also in Luanda is the Vice President of Brazil, António Hamilton Mourão, representing Jair Bolsonaro, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

 

António Hamilton Mourão is accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Carlos Alberto Franco França.

 

The Luanda Conference is scheduled for Saturday (17), when Angola will assume the rotating presidency of the organization for two years, replacing Cabo Verde, whose mandate was extended by one year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The meeting's motto is "Strengthening and promoting economic and business cooperation in times of pandemic, in favour of the sustainable development of CPLP countries".

 

CPLP is an organization formed by Portuguese-speaking countries, whose objective is the deepening of friendship and mutual cooperation among its members.

 

The Conference meets ordinarily every two years, with the XII held in 2018 in Cabo Verde.

 

Founded on July 17, 1996, in Lisbon, CPLP is made up of nine States, namely Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, the last mentioned hosting the organization's headquarters.

On his arrival, speaking to the Portuguese Press, the statesman affirmed being in Luanda with full  expectation and confident of a “big summit”.

 

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is accompanied by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva.

 

At the CPLP summit in Luanda, in addition to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Portugal will be represented by the Prime Minister, António Costa, by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, and by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Francisco André.

 

Also in Luanda is the Vice President of Brazil, António Hamilton Mourão, representing Jair Bolsonaro, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

 

António Hamilton Mourão is accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Carlos Alberto Franco França.

 

The Luanda Conference is scheduled for Saturday (17), when Angola will assume the rotating presidency of the organization for two years, replacing Cabo Verde, whose mandate was extended by one year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The meeting's motto is "Strengthening and promoting economic and business cooperation in times of pandemic, in favour of the sustainable development of CPLP countries".

 

CPLP is an organization formed by Portuguese-speaking countries, whose objective is the deepening of friendship and mutual cooperation among its members.

 

The Conference meets ordinarily every two years, with the XII held in 2018 in Cabo Verde.

 

Founded on July 17, 1996, in Lisbon, CPLP is made up of nine States, namely Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, the last mentioned hosting the organization's headquarters.