20 February 2013

Angola Relays CPLP Group Chair to Mozambique

Stockholm — The ambassadors of Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal accredited to the Sweden Kingdom Wednesday in Stockholm analysed the functioning of the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Group and the mobilisation of the diaspora for projects of the organisation.

This was during a meeting that also reviewed matters related to the days of the Portuguese Language (May 5) and of the foundation of the organisation (July 17).

On the occasion, the Angolan ambassador to Sweden, Brito Sozinho, transferred the presidency of the CPLP Stockholm Group to the Mozambican ambassador, Frances Victoria Rodrigues.

The parties exchanged information about the 9th Summit of the CPLP Heads of State and Government, held in Maputo, on 20 July 2012, and views regarding current political events in the world and in each of the countries.

The 10th Session of the CPLP Council of Ministers held in Luanda in July 2005, approved a resolution that set up the so-called CPLP Groups.

The said groups comprise a minimum of three representatives of the Community to Governments and international organisations and are intended to coordinate positions concerning common interests, represent the CPLP at conferences, seminars and international meetings, undertake common actions, exchange information the political and governmental policies of the country where they are based.

The CPLP Groups are in principle coordinated by the diplomatic representative of the country holding the presidency of the Community.

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