The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, wished a new year peace in Ukraine, lower inflation and less inequalities and less poverty in Portugal, considering that 2022 will not be lost.
The head of state was speaking to RTP at the official residence of the Portuguese ambassador in Brasilia, where on New Year’s Eve he offered a dinner for representatives of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) who are in the Brazilian capital for the inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as President of Brazil.
“A very good year also for all the Portuguese, through RTP, which belongs to all the Portuguese”, declared Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
When asked about his wishes for 2023, the head of state replied: “Peace in the world, which first of all means peace in Ukraine. Secondly, that inflation drop considerably and that there is no unemployment”.
“That unemployment does not touch and that the situation improves in terms of inflation, which is the de facto scourge we have at this time. And then thirdly, I would say there could be less inequality and less poverty,” he added.
These “are the great concerns, and at the same time the great desires and great desires” of the President of the Republic for 2023.
As for 2022, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said: “It doesn’t make me miss you, no.” The head of state said that what marked him the most was the war in Ukraine, which began with the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022.
“I hope that by the end of the year we can see solutions to the war, which means solutions to the economic and financial situation in the world,” he added.