The Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities will establish contacts with Portuguese in various cities in Brazil. The state visit is part of the “Portugal in the World” project.
The Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities begins this Thursday his first official trip to Brazil, where he will celebrate contacts with Portuguese and Portuguese descendants in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santos, Belo Horizonte and Salvador da Bahia.
A note from Paulo Cafôfo’s office indicates that the visit is part of the set of initiatives for the diaspora “Portugal in the World: Paths for the Valorization of Portuguese Communities”.
In Brazil, home to around a million Portuguese and Portuguese descendants, the visit starts in Brasilia and continues through Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santos and Belo Horizonte, ending in Salvador da Bahia.
Paulo Cafôfo will visit the portuguese embassy in Brasilia and the respective consular section, the general consulates of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Salvador, and the consular office Of saints.
The official will visit and maintain contacts with different institutions and associations, “with a view to deepening knowledge, in different dimensions, of the Portuguese community in Brazil.”
With an agenda dedicated to the areas of education, culture, social and economyThe trip includes meetings with representatives of the Portuguese communities and councilors of the Portuguese and Brazilian communities, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs, as well as visits to associative institutions.
Paulo Cafôfo will have meetings with the Brazilian authorities, namely courtesy with his counterpart secretary at Itamaraty (Ministry of Foreign Relations), responsible for the communitiesAmbassador Leonardo Gorgulho.
Meetings are also planned with representatives of the governments of the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Bahia, of the municipalities of São Paulo, Santos, Salvador da Bahia and Belo Horizonte.
The Portuguese Secretary of State will meet with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (OIM), António Vitorino, during a dinner with members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Brasilia.