The Portuguese Government welcomes the news of the election of Mr. António Vitorino for the position of Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The election took place today, 29 June 2018, in Geneva, at a Special...

The Portuguese Government congratulates the high level of participation and the civic commitment displayed by the Turkish people and the political parties during the elections that took place in Turkey. The Portuguese Government salutes the...

The Portuguese Government is closely following the news of the recent attempt to subvert the constitutional order in São Tomé and Príncipe. Portugal unreservedly condemns any attempt to subvert democratic institutions and stresses that governmental...

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...

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