MoFAC will submit ratification of the mobility agreement between CPLP member

MoFAC will submit ratification of the mobility agreement between CPLP member

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MENK), Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno

DILI, 24 may 2022 (TATOLI)–The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MoFAC), of Timor-Leste, Adaljiza Magno, informed that MoFAC will leave it to the Executive Secretariat of the Council of Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) to ratify the mobility agreement between a member of states.

“I will convey the ratification concern in Portugal. My visit is scheduled for June”, Adaljiza Magno told TATOLI at the MoFAC ‘s office, Pantai Kelapa this monday.

She also reminded that, after the submission of the documents, Timor-Leste and Portugal will hold a meeting to discuss the mobility of citizens between the two countries.

Regarding the situation of Timorese citizens who have national passports and wish to work in Portugal, Magno emphasized that this issue is included in the mobility agreement.

“The agreement will allow greater circulation of residents affected by the CPLP,” said Magno.

The National Parliament ratifies the Treaty on Mobility between the CPLP Member States on 25 April 2022

Previously on February 14, the Executive Secretary of the CPLP said that the five-member states of the organization had ratified the Mobility Agreement, after sending notifications to their respective secretariats.

“So far, only five countries affected by the CPLP have completed the ratification process. Meanwhile, they had already sent a notification to the Secretariat in Lisbon. The technical term used in legal parlance is ‘Repository of Instruments of Endorsement,’” said Zacarias Albano.

This group includes the five countries, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique.

According to Albano, in the additional partnership agreement, each Member State will be able to choose the most suitable mobility modality to carry out its implementation, taking into account different beneficiary groups.

“The agreement will enter into force as soon as every CPLP country completes its ratification process,” he added.


Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor : Nelia Borges


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