Category Archives: Biletral Relations

Seixal Summer Camp

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.

Minister Dr. Malki receives a copy of the credentials of the new President of the Representative Office of the Republic of Portugal accredited to the State of Palestine

H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and expatriates, received a copy of the credentials of the new President of the Office of representative of the Portuguese Republic accredited to the State of Palestine, Mr., Fernando Demée De Brito on Tuesday at the ministry’s headquarters in Ramallah.

Minister Malki welcomed  Mr. Fernando Demée De Brito and praised  the mutual efforts in building the historical relationship between the two countries, stressing the need to follow up and hold a new round of political consultations as well as the follow-up of the joint committees between the two countries, which is a significant reflection on the development of bilateral relations And strengthen the areas of cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

Mr. Fernando Demée De Brito in  in his turn, stressed his country’s firm position in support of the Palestinian state’s right to statehood, stressing the need to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and to develop cooperation in the health, trade and education sectors.

At the end of the meeting, Malki wished Mr. Fernando Demée De Brito success in his new duties to the State of Palestine, noting that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and expatriates in all its sectors are fully prepared to cooperate in order to facilitate his new tasks, in the interest of developing and strengthening bilateral relations between the two sides.

Meeting Municipalities for Peace

The Diplomatic Mission of Palestine participated in the meeting of the Portuguese Municipalities For Peace. This meeting was organized by the Municipality of Seixal, after the visit of the portuguese municipalities to Palestine, and was held on the 12th of June with the participation of many municipalities and organizations of solidarity with Palestine.

Palestinian-Portuguese Parliamentary Friendship Group visits Portugal

On the 12th of December 2018, Palestinian-Portuguese Parliamentary group visited the Assembly of the Republic and other Portuguese entities. The Group was led by the President of the Friendship Group, Azzam Al-Ahmed, accompanied by 3 members: Epifano Bernard Sabella, Fayez Sakka and Ibrahim Khreisheh.

The group was received by the Vice-President of the Assembly of the Republic José Manuel Pureza, President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities, Sérgio Sousa Pinto, and the Parliamentary Friendship Group Portugal-Palestine.

The group was also received in 3 municipalities by: Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, Mayor of Palmela, Álvaro Balseiro Amaro and Mayor of Seixal, Joaquim Santos.

The group also met with civil society organizations.

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Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with his Portuguese counterpart

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Malki met with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva on the sidelines of his visit to New York to attend the 73rd session of the General Assembly.

Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki briefed his Portuguese counterpart, Augusto Santos Silva, on the latest political developments and the repercussions of the US administration’s efforts to settle the Palestinian issue