His Excellency the President of the Republic met with hundreds of Portuguese citizens and luso-descendants at the end of the first day of the State Visit, a community which has grown significantly during the last years and that continues to grow “creating wealth and helping Portugal to prosper”.
During his speech, which started with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the fires in Portugal, the President stressed the advantages of the cooperation between both countries.
This State Visit is, according to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, “very short, but intense and extremely fruitful”. At the end of the meeting, the President of the Republic decorated the businessman Carlos Botto with the honor of Knight of the Order of the Infante D. Henrique.
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