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.
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.
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.
The Portuguese Parliament voted in favor of a bill that condemns the Israeli decision to expel Palestinian Bedouins living in village of Khan Al-Ahmar in occupied East Jerusalem.
The bill was introduced by the Portuguese Communist Party:
Voto 623-XIII (PCP) khan alahmar
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
The Ambassador of Palestine Dr. Nabil Abuznaid and members of the Embassy visited the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and were welcomed by the Minister Maneul Heitor. Both parties discussed cooperation between the two countries.
On the 23rd of February 2017, the Ambassador Nabil Abuznaid visited The President of the Portuguese Paraliamente Dr. Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
On the 6th of November 2017, the Ambassador Nabil Abuznaid visited New University of Lisbon with a delegation from the Embassy, who were received by the Vice-Rector Prof. João Amaro and Prof. Francisco Caramelo, and researcher Dima Mohammad. Both sides discussed cooperation between New University of Lisbon and other Palestinian universities.
On 6 September, 2017, The Minister of Agriculture of Palestine Sufian Sultan, met with his Portuguese counterpart the Minister of Agriculture Luís Capoulas Santos and signed a cooperation agreement between the two countries.
On 7th of June 2017, the President of The Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, received the credentials of the new ambassador of the Diplomatic Mission of Palestine, Dr. Nabil Abuznaid.