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2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Portugal and the People’s Republic of China, as well as the 20th anniversary of the handover of Macau to China. The signing, last December, of new partnership documents signals the beginning of a new stage in the relations between both countries, set over the backdrop of the global Belt and Road Initiative.
 
Acknowledging the collaborative work done over the past four decades and keenly aware of the new opportunities and responsibilities entailed by this new stage, the University of Lisbon and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, together with the Confucius Institute and the Lisbon School of Management and Economics (ISEG), joined efforts with the Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce of China, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the New Silk Road Friends Association (ANRS) of Portugal to organize a Forum on the 21st and 22nd of May 2019.
 
Drawing its inspiration from an Old Chinese saying – “Nothing can separate people with common goals and ideals, not even mountains and seas” – the Forum will address the current issues involved in this multifaceted bilateral collaboration. We do not forget the past that brings us together, but our focus must be set firmly in the future.
 
The panels of this Forum will bring together experts from different fields in an exchange of ideas we hope will be fruitful, meaningful and relevant for all concerned.

Forum Hosts and Organizers

University of Lisbon, Portugal
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce, China
Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce, China
Institute of European Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Institute of European Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Confucius Institute of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Confucius Institute of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Portugal
Lisbon School of Management and Economics (ISEG), Portugal
New Silk Road Friends Association (ANRS), Portugal
New Silk Road Friends Association (ANRS), Portugal

 

Forum Secretariat

For all matters regarding the Forum, please contact:

Confucius Institute of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
School of Arts and Humanities (Library Building)
Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisbon

+ 351 217 920 042
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