Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation



April 2, 2020
The Constitution of the Portuguese Republic was approved and promulgated on April 2, 1976. The Constitution enshrines broad democratic rights – political, social, economic and cultural – won by the Portuguese people with the April Revolution, which began on April 25, 1974, and, in particular, stipulates that Portugal's external relations be guided by the respect for sovereignty and national independence, a policy of peace, friendship and cooperation with all the peoples of the world.

April 1, 2020

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly rejects the statement by the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs (MNE), on March 31, which constitutes a new and unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, an affront to the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people and, consequently, a disregard for the principles of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, the UN Charter and international law.


The complex and very unpredictable moment that we are experiencing, which restricts our usual socialisation, demands a broader vision and a closer look on what is happening, namely on the suffering of the peoples of the most vulnerable countries and the behaviour of the great powers at European and world level, when more solidarity and cooperation is required and a redoubled effort to put an end to the unacceptable recourse of economic and military aggression in international relations.


In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world, the US Administration, headed by Donald Trump, has just dealt yet another real blow against Venezuela and the Venezuelan people, by accusing its legitimate President, Nicolas Maduro, and other Venezuelan officials, of an alleged involvement in “drug trafficking”, without any proof to support this allegation, and by establishing a $ 15 million reward for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.


NATO has announced the holding this year in Europe, including in Portugal, of one of the largest military exercises of the last 25 years, to be held in a phased manner and in several countries by this aggressive political-military bloc.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO has decided to maintain them, reducing the size and postponing some of the exercises.

In the month that marks the 70th anniversary of the launch of the Stockholm Appeal to abolish nuclear weapons, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with other organisations, launches a new petition " For Portugal to join the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty - Defending peace is defending life", which invites everyone to sign and disseminate.

Read the text of the petition:

For Portugal to join the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Defending peace is defending life

«Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu are not welcome to Portugal» was, more than the motto, the outcry that emerged from the public action carried out at the end of the afternoon, December 6, at Largo Camões, noble space of Lisbon, already well known for the initiatives in defence of peace that regularly take place there.

Mike Pompeo and Netanyahu are not welcome to Portugal!

December 6, 18h00, Largo Camões – Lisbon

It was announced that Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State was coming to Portugal. Afterwards the presence of the Israeli prime-minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that will hold meetings with Pompeo and Portuguese authorities, was also confirmed.

Today, November 29, marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, established by the United Nations, in view of the adoption by its General Assembly of Resolution 181 of 1947, which called for the division of Palestine into two States, a Jewish and an Arab - respectively, with 55% and 44% of the territory - and the continuity of Jerusalem and Bethlehem under international control.


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