Prime Minister Antonio Costa resumes his schedule on Monday and travels to London, where he will be received by his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, according to a memo published this Sunday by the office of the Portuguese chief executive.
For health reasons, the Prime Minister canceled his schedule from Wednesday and was banned from participating in the Portugal, Camويسes and Portuguese Communities Day celebrations on Friday and Saturday in Braga and London.
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Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, resumes his schedule on Monday, with a trip to London, where he will be received by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. The meeting will take place in the early afternoon at the British Prime Minister’s official residence – 10 Downing Street,” the note read.
Lusa argued on Saturday that the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and Portugal are preparing to close a global political pact on Monday in London to regulate bilateral relations between Portugal and Britain after the United Kingdom’s exit from the United Kingdom. European Union.
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“A major agreement is being prepared between the two countries, with particular focus on the areas of defense, foreign policy, science, higher education and climate change, in particular the oceans,” said Foreign Minister João Gómez Llosa. Cravenho, at the end of a visit to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, was accompanied by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Also on Saturday, but early in the evening, the President of the Republic considered that the Prime Minister had the conditions to close a global bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom, and argued that Portugal could be a bridge with this country within the European Union.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was speaking to reporters at the Portuguese Embassy in London, after being asked about the possibility of Prime Ministers Antonio Costa and Boris Johnson on Monday concluding a global political agreement on the new framework for cooperation between the two countries.
“Prime Minister [António Costa] The Portuguese government is working hard on this with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and with the British government. like prime minister [português] He will be in London on Monday, and this means that the conditions are ripe for a step forward towards an agreement,” the head of state defended.
When asked whether Portugal and the UK could soon conclude a bilateral agreement also from a trade point of view, although not in conflict with EU rules regarding third countries, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa declared this “possible”.
Preparations have already begun in the previous government headed by the same Prime Minister. The head of state stressed that while not contradicting the European Union, each member state is free to establish bilateral relations.
At this point, the President of the Republic noted that “this has already taken place with regard to the various rights, even political, of British citizens in Portugal and Portuguese citizens in the United Kingdom.
According to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the global agreement to be signed between Portugal and the UK “does not conflict” with the country’s EU membership rules.
“This agreement has been completed, which shows that Portugal can be an interesting bridge with the UK’s traditional ally within the European Union,” he added.
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