Date of publication: 10/06/2023

Portuguese-speaking countries to meet at special event

Council General International

There are 8 Portuguese-speaking nations around the world

On June 18, when the General Assembly 2023 is finished, the presidents of the eight Portuguese-speaking Superior Councils will meet in Rome to discuss common issues.

The event is called the 3rd Summit of the Vincentian Lusophone Countries, which follows two previous events held in Lisbon (2013) and Rio de Janeiro (2017).

The theme of this year’s summit is “The same roots, the same language, the same charity”. The event’s program provides for each national president to make a presentation about the SSVP in his/her country, listing the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities in each territory.

At the end of the meeting, the ROME LETTER will be signed, containing five points to which the eight countries commit themselves to fulfill in terms of youth, training, communication, solidarity, and governance.

The Portuguese speaking countries, besides Portugal, are Brazil, Saint Tomé & Prince, Angola, Mozambique, East Timor, Cape Verde, and Guinea Bissau. It should be noted that brother Renato Lima, our President General, is Brazilian, speaks Portuguese and will participate in the event.

Linguistic events, like this initiative of the Portuguese-speaking countries, are widely supported by the Council General, since there are no costs for simultaneous translation and the results of such meetings are better, besides the good interaction and partnership possibilities among the attending countries.

The event will be broadcasted by Ozanam TV.