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Government will create a commission to celebrate 40 years of membership in the EEC

On the day that marks 39 years since the signing of that treaty, Luís Montenegro made this announcement at a meeting with the Portuguese community in Zurich on a joint trip with Marcelo.

oh Government will create commission to plan 40th anniversary celebrations of the signing of the treaty of accession of Portugal to the then European Economic Community, the Prime Minister announced this Wednesday.

On the day that marks 39 years since the signing of this treaty, June 12, 1985, by the then Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Mário Soares and Rui Machete, Luís Montenegro made this announcement in a meeting with the Portuguese community in Zurich, as part of the Portugal Day celebrations in Switzerland, on a joint trip with the President of the Republic.

“We are entering the year in which we will commemorate the 40 years of our membership.. I want to tell you first-hand that we will create a committee to plan these celebrations and evaluate this trip and carry out a campaign to involve the Portuguese in this project,” he said.

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the Prime Minister, Luís Montenegro, close this Wednesday the double celebration of June 10. This year Switzerland was chosen as a foreign country.where the second largest community of Portuguese emigrants resides.

After a day in Geneva on Tuesday and a stopover in Bern to meet with the president of the Swiss Confederation, Viola Amhed, the end of the afternoon was spent in Zurich.

Upon arrival from Bern, the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister He chose to walk to the first point on the agendaat a very fast pace for about 20 minutes.

The idea, as the media later realized, was to go to a local brewery, which was ultimately not done so as not to delay the meeting with representatives of the Portuguese community.

Source: Observadora

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