The Portuguese Government has received with sorrow the news that the United States of America is leaving the Human Rights Council, an organ to which the USA had been elected for a term ending on 31 December 2019. The exit of a Member-State from...

The Portuguese government applauds the preliminary agreement reached on 17 June 2018 on the new designation of the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), hoping it will finally close the dispute that has upset the relations between that...

The Portuguese government congratulates the authorities of Benin for the approval by the Beninese National Assembly on 5 June of a new Penal Code whereby the death penalty is abolished. Portugal commends Benin on this important step towards the...

The Portuguese government congratulates the authorities of Burkina Faso for the approval by the Burkinabe National Assembly on 31 May of a new Penal Code whereby the death penalty is abolished. Portugal commends Burkina Faso on this important step...

The 39th meeting of the Portugal-USA Standing Bilateral Commission (SBC) was held in in Washington, DC, on May 23, at which both sides once again assessed the excellent bilateral relationship between the two transatlantic allies. This SBC took...

The Portuguese Government strongly condemns the attacks recently carried out against the Christian community and the law enforcement authorities in Surabaya, Indonesia. The use of children in the conduction of these attacks emphasizes the barbarism...

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