G20 was an opportunity for CPLP to have an active voice on the international agenda

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The executive secretary of the CPLP, Zacarias da Costa, considered that the participation of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) in the meetings of the heads of diplomacy of the G20 was an opportunity for the organisation to have an active voice on the international agenda.

Zacarias da Costa recalled, quoted by Lusa, that like Portugal and Angola, the CPLP took part in the event at the invitation of Brazil, which chairs the G20.

On the other hand, he considered this to be “a very important moment” for the organisation, which was at the event “with an active voice in the debate and consultation taking place within the framework of this important group of countries and international organisations on priority issues on the international agenda”.

Brazil is one of the nine member states of the CPLP, and since Lula da Silva took over the presidency of the country just over a year ago, the organisation has taken on a new relevance in foreign policy, the same source said.