Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic

11/13/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/14/2023 06:38

Minister João Gomes Cravinho in Guinea-Bissau

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, will be in Guinea-Bissau from Tuesday to Thursday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country's Declaration of Independence.

This Tuesday afternoon, on the eve of the official celebrations, the head of Portuguese diplomacy will meet with his counterpart Carlos Pinto Pereira, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities, to discuss, among other things, bilateral relations between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, the main issues on the regional and international agenda and the commitment to deepening integration and cooperation within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), of which Guinea-Bissau will hold the presidency in 2025. After the meeting with his counterpart, the Portuguese MFA will have courtesy talks with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau.

As part of his trip, Minister João Gomes Cravinho has several working meetings scheduled, as well as visits on Wednesday to the site of the future Portuguese School in Bissau and to the Simão Mendes Hospital.

The agenda also includes the launch of the Investment Guide for Guinea-Bissau, created by the Portugal - Guinea-Bissau Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIPGB), as well as a visit to the Bissau Law Faculty and the National Institute for Studies and Research.

The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Guinea-Bissau's Iindependence begin on Wednesday evening with an official dinner, and the commemorative activities take place until Thursday, in which the Portuguese MFA will take part.