Mayor of Municipality of Bethlehem Adv. Anton Salman visited Lisbon. The Mayor participated in the 2nd UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum: Supporting local authorities in their efforts towards the energy transition held in Lisbon on 18 July 2019. The Forum was organized by The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.
Also, the Mayor of Bethlehem offered a sculpture of Saint Anthony Carved in Olive Wood to the city of Lisbon, the gift was received by the Mayor of Lisbon Fenando Medina, who also offered a gift to the Mayor.
On the 9th of July 2019 a group of 10 young Palestinian boys arrived to Portugal to participate in the Sports Camp organized by the Municipality of Portimão with the collaboration of the Diplomatic Mission of Palestine.
Ambassador Nabil Abuznaid and his counsellor Fadi Alzaben were both invited by the Parliamentary Friendship Group Portugal-Palestine to a friendly lunch at the Parliament.
A group of 22 young Palestinians, between the age of 12 and 16 were in Seixal in José Afonso School, for a holiday with many activities.
The Summer Camp is an initiative of the Municipality of Seixal with the Diplomatic Mission of Palestine in Portugal and the support of several entities and organizations such as: a Casa Árabe, Seixal Clube 1925 e Associação Rato.
This initiative believes that interaction between young people has an important role in strengthening ties of friendship, peace and cooperation, providing a unique opportunity for learning and opening horizons for children who suffer from a scenario of daily violence and war.