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Member states of the Community of Portuguese-Language Countries (CPLP) on Wednesday approved observer status for a further eight countries, including the UK and France, as well as to an international organisation.
The decision forms part of the ‘Declaration of Santa Maria’, adopted on the second and final day of the 12th CPLP summit that took place on the island of Sal, Cape Verde.
According to the document, member states “approved the granting of the association’s associated observer category to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Principality of Andorra, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Argentina, the Republic of Serbia , the Republic of Chile, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, and the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI).
The fact that these countries and organisation sought observer status and were accepted is deemed to be factor of “greater international political projection” for the CPLP, holding out the prospect of “the development of relations for cooperation in various areas, calling for the dissemination of the Portuguese language through its inclusion in the curriculum of the respective education systems” of the countries in question.
Eight other organisations and associations were also accepted as consultative observers of the CPLP during the summit: the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG), the Videobrasil Cultural Association, the Association of Portuguese-Language Ports (APLOP), Portuguese Association of Air Transport and Work (APTTA) and the TALU Produções e Marketing Cultural Association, as well as Portugal’s Doutor Ricardo Jorge National Health Institute (INSA), the Lisbon Cape Verdean Association and the Lusophone Association for Reneweable Energy (ALER).
The CPLP was created 22 years ago and currently has nine member states: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and East Timor.Source: Lusa