Diplomats from Community of Portuguese Language Countries participate in training course

Tue, 10/31/2017

The Center for Cooperation with Africa and Portugal (NuCAP) of FGV’s International Affairs Division (DINT) was invited by Itamaraty to participate in the ‘Course for Diplomats from the Member States of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)’. The program, developed by Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG), in conjunction with the Office of the Undersecretary-General for Africa and the Middle East of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), was held October 2-11, in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.

The course aimed to promote mutual understanding, the exchange of ideas, and to bring the chancelleries of the participating countries closer, gathering all representatives of nations that are part of the CPLP: Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tomé and Principe, and East Timor. The DINT/NuCAP was represented by professor Marcus Vinicius Rodrigues, who spoke about the institutionalization, prospects, and challenges of the Community.  

The event was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes, ambassadors Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima (President of Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão), Fernando José Marroni de Abreu (Undersecretary-General for Africa and the Middle East of the MRE), and José Viegas Filho (former Minister of Defense). Rear Admiral Carlos Eduardo Horta Arentz (Deputy Chief of Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Defense), General Décio Luís Schons (Commander of the Escola Superior de Guerra), and Councilman Fernando Figueira Mello (Head of the Division of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries of the MRE) also attended the course.

The CPLP was created on July 17, 1996 and its main office is located in Lisbon. It is an international organization that consists of Portuguese language countries that aims to deepen mutual friendship and cooperation among its members. FGV has been acting as a CPLP Advisory Observer since June 2017.

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