Portugal has a presence in the world that outweighs governments, parties, wills, or strategies. History – which some want to rewrite – is responsible for showing the advancement of knowledge and national dynamism, as the Portuguese navigators advanced through unknown and distant lands. Signs of Portuguese presence marked by styles, monuments, fortresses, castles, trade and development, began to intensify the foundation of the Portuguese people around the world over the centuries.
All that makes us proud are the wonderful pages of written history that mark the centuries-old Portuguese character. Hence the signs of culture, especially the Portuguese language, which is still celebrated around the world and remembered for being one of the most spoken languages in the world, with more than 250 million speakers, with fewer special cases than Ecuador.
In creating the world, we have taken steps so that world history can be written more quickly. Centuries later, we re-start a new path. For various reasons, but always in a spirit of adventure and risk. Countless Portuguese who went in search of better living conditions in the four corners of the world settled and established themselves there.
Often cursed and belittled, immigrants have earned the respect of the countries in which they settled – from France to the United Kingdom, from the United States to Canada, and have also contributed to the establishment and cultivation of the Portuguese language. Portugal. We have brought innovation, creativity, determination and work to these worlds, and we have contributed to developing relationships with other peoples.
In other ways, more sophisticated but still innovative and proactive, we have launched new tools to combine wills, aid business development, and unite people to create wealth.
The launch of UNIO, an app that aims to combine wills, facilitate businesses, find jobs and bring people together, continues this spirit that continues to push Portugal even further. This initiative, promoted by the Portuguese Embassy in Senegal, deepens the Portuguese presence in Africa and sets an example for other agents to promote similar initiatives to bring communities together, boost business, pave the way and enhance the Portuguese language in different dimensions.
The Portuguese language that brings people and cultures together over time, leverages technology, fuses with entrepreneurship and brings opportunities together. Once again, with this tool, the Portuguese adventurous can search for new areas to develop their business. This example in Central Africa could extend to other geographic regions and spread the Portuguese desire to go forward profitably. This app unifies. Let’s do what we’re doing well.