Brazil Announces Open-Door Policy for Portuguese-Speaking Community Meetings

In Angola for its 10th ministerial-level meeting, members of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) released a final document supporting the initiative sponsored by Brazil, France, Chile and the UN to set up a financing mechanism to eliminate hunger and poverty in the world.

“We are interested in further discussion of financial mechanisms as part of the international mobilization process in the fight against hunger and poverty,” said the document.


Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Celso Amorim, said one of the highlights of the meeting was the decision to allow other nations to participate in CPLP meetings.


“We are gaining prestige and many countries are interested in taking part,” he said.


Amorim also pointed out the the CPLP had made progress with its Portuguese Language Institute, established in 1989.


The acting president of the CPLP, the Foreign Minister of São Tomé e Prí­ncipe, Ovidio Manuel Barbosa Pequena, declared that the group had overcome the skepticism that greeted its creation, adding, “There is no doubt that the CPLP has achieved visibility and projection.”


Amorim revealed that an Investment Fund was under discussion. “We need to get out of our offices and see what is really happening to our people. We must seek greater integration with concrete programs that will benefit the people,” said Amorim.


ABr

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil and Argentina: Two Neighbors Who Can’t Get Along

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been badly wounded by the corruption ...

US Good News Gives Brazil Markets a 6% Boost

São Paulo, Brazil, is celebrating today its 454 birthday and for that reason Brazilian ...

Brazil Consolidates Uruguay Presence with First of Series of Gas Stations

Petrobras, the Brazilian state controlled oil giant, is consolidating its entry in the fuel ...

Brazil: Lula’s PT Splits

The creators of the new Socialism and Liberty Party, a dissidence from the government’s ...

RAPIDINHAS

Unable as Itamar Franco appears to be to see himself for what he isn’t, ...

IMF Values Private Investment in Brazil

The Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the Monetary International Fund (IMF), Teresa ...

Brazil’s Community Pharmacies Sell Drugs Up to 90% Cheaper

By the end of this year, the Ministry of Health is expected to inaugurate ...

Brazilian Courts Keep Meddling with the Press and Censoring It

On the eve of the second round of Brazil’s general elections on October 29, ...

In Tourism Brazil Ranks 49 to Switzerland’s 1st Place

Brazil, in 49th place, is the Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay) country best ranked ...

They Saw Brazil’s Future and It’s Not Always Pretty

The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology released a study that outlines how the ...