Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation



The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation welcomes the annulment of the lawsuits against former Brazilian President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva by the country’s judicial institutions, which confirm the political nature of these cases carried in the scope of the so-called Operation Lava Jato and which led to his unjust prison.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation condemns the US bombings carried out on February 25 on Syrian territory, which constitute yet another act of aggression against that country and a further violation of international law.
This military action decided by the new US administration blatantly affronts the United Nations Charter and International Law, demonstrating in practice what successive statements already allowed us to guess: in foreign policy, the Biden administration's goals do not differ from those who guided the performance of your predecessor's

Following the news that the Kingdom of Morocco initiated, in the early hours of the morning of this Friday, November 13, a military aggression against Western Sahara, carrying out an incursion into Saharawi territory in the area of Guerguerat, after, in the last days information on Moroccan military activities with troop parking and armaments near the border.
In the face of this aggression, in flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement in force since 1991, under the auspices of the UN, the Polisario front forces evacuated civilians from the area and responded to the attack.

On this September 21st, International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) calls for the commitment and mobilisation in defence of peace and of the principles laid down in the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic and in the United Nations Charter, such as:

The sovereignty and rights of the peoples;

The sovereign equality of States;

The peaceful and negotiated solution of international conflicts;

Not resorting to force or to the threat of using force in international relations;

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks the 75th. anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and reaffirms the need and urgency to end nuclear weapons, calling for the signing and ratification of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

At a time when we celebrate the end of the Helsinki Conference, which ended on August 1, 1975, with the signing of its Final Act by 35 countries, of which 33 were Europeans and included Canada and the United States, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) highlights its importance for security and cooperation and stresses and disseminates central aspects of its content.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), following its stands in defence of the sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and international law, considers very serious the precedent set by a UK court to recognise Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela, claiming the need to comply with the decision already taken by the British government on this subject.

It was three years ago - July 7, 2017 - that the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty was approved by 122 states participating in the United Nations conference called to establish a binding instrument that will lead to the elimination of this type of weapons so dangerous for Humanity.

For this reason, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with other organisations, has launched a new petition "For Portugal to join the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty - Defending peace is defending life", which is gathering subscriptions throughout the country.

At the time when the current Israeli government has announced plans, on July 1, to carry out a new annexation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) once again denounces and condemns these plans of annexation, recalling that the serious situation of the Palestinians is due to the illegal Zionist occupation of their territory and the international support of the United States of America, who support Israel militarily and economically and provide political and diplomatic coverage for its crimes.


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