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IPDAL organizes III Meeting "Strategic Triangle: Latin America - Europe - Africa"

The Minister of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy considered that IPDAL is an “indispensable institution in dialogue and business and institutional cooperation between Portugal and Latin American countries”.

Jorge Moreira da Silva spoke at the Closing of the III Meeting “Strategic Triangle: Latin America – Europe – Africa”, an IPDAL initiative, co-organized with Caixa Geral de Depósitos and Accenture, and which was also attended by the Secretary of State of the Portuguese Communities.

On the 7th and 8th of April, the Institute brought to Lisbon the former President and former Prime Minister of Cape Verde Pedro Pires and the former European Commissioner and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

The President of the Republic of Portugal, in addition to once again granting his High Patronage to the initiative, made a point of delivering a message, which was read at the Opening Conference.

Also present were the former Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Luís Amado and António Martins da Cruz, the former Secretary of State for European Affairs, Francisco Seixas da Costa, the Mayor of Cascais, Carlos Carreiras, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ana Martinho, the Vice-President of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Nuno Fernandes Thomaz, the President of Accenture, José Galamba de Oliveira, the Vice-President of Real Instituto Elcano, Rafael Estrella, the General Director of Development and Cooperation of the European Commission, Fernando Frutuoso de Melo and the Ambassadors of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Panama, Cuba, Morocco and Albania.

The Iberoamerican General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) were the main institutional partners of the III Meeting.

The companies Prébuild – one of the main sponsors and enthusiasts of the initiative – were represented – TAP, ROFF, Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), SOFID, Visabeira, BIAL, Grupo Pestana, JP Sá Couto, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial. ACIF – CCIM and Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua were also sponsors and active participants in the initiative.

Also participating were the Secretary General of the Union of Portuguese Speaking Capital Cities (UCCLA) Vitor Ramalho, the President of the Political Observatory Cristina Montalvão Sarmento, Highplan Portugal, the Argentine foundations FEPESNA and Fundación Diálogos Estratégicos, the analyst Bernardo Pires de Lima, the President of the Order of Pharmacists Carlos Maurício Barbosa, the specialist in maritime law and port matters Duarte Lynce de Faria, and the businessman Henrique Neto.

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