The President of the Republic met yesterday with the Diaspora Council


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The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, met today by videoconference with the Council of the Portuguese Diaspora as part of the commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities.

A note published on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic, accompanied by photographs of the meeting, indicates that “some one hundred councillors from 27 countries on four continents were present”.

The Council of the Portuguese Diaspora is a private non-profit association created in December 2012 under the high patronage of former President of the Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, with the aim of institutionalizing a network of contacts between Portuguese and Lusodescendants living abroad and holding important positions.

Since 2018, it has organized the annual Euro-African Forum, held in the municipality of Cascais. This year, the event will take place on July 18 and 19, at Carcavelos.

The association’s honorary president is the Head of State, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, its honorary vice-president is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, and its founding president is Filipe de Botton.

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Barroso chairs the Board of the Diaspora Council.

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