Approving The Additional Protocol Relating To The Establishment Of The Headquarters Of The Community Of Portuguese Language Countries In Portugal, Signed In Lisbon On 26 March 2007.

Original Language Title: Aprova o Protocolo Adicional Referente ao Estabelecimento da Sede da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa em Portugal, assinado em Lisboa, em 26 de Março de 2007.

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RESOLUTION No. 53/X the Conference of Heads of State and Government approved the creation of the community of Portuguese Language countries, hereinafter referred to as CPLP, with declaration constituting 17 July 1996. The Portuguese Government has undertaken to provide all necessary facilities to the CPLP for its proper working. Bearing in mind the agreement between the Portuguese Government and the CPLP for the Establishment of the headquarters of the community in Portugal, signed at Lisbon on 3 July 1998. This headquarters agreement between the Portuguese State and the CPLP does not provide for the existence or the status of Diplomatic Missions and their representatives towards the community. The establishment of Diplomatic Missions to the CPLP member States, aims to treat directly and exclusively related to the Community Affairs, promoting its objectives and reinforcing its operation and that will represent the valorization of an organization which Portugal hosted in its territory with the commitment to provide all the facilities necessary for its functioning and the pursuit of its purposes , the Portuguese Republic and the community of Portuguese Language countries signed an additional protocol to the agreement with thirst. This additional protocol will contribute to the development of friendly relations between the Member States of the CPLP, regardless of the diversity of its constitutional and social regimes.





Through this additional protocol, the Parties shall adopt an appropriate legal basis for the existence of these diplomatic missions, as well as the assimilation of these missions the status granted to diplomatic missions accredited to the Portuguese State, including the diplomatic privileges and immunities, in the framework of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, approved by Decree-Law No. 48295, 27 March 1968. So: under d) of paragraph 1 of article 197 of the Constitution, the Government presents to the Assembly of the Republic the following resolution: to approve the additional Protocol relating to the establishment of the headquarters of the community of Portuguese Language countries in Portugal, signed in Lisbon on 26 March 2007, whose Certified version in Portuguese language if published in annex.

Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 5 April 2007 the Prime Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Presidency ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL RELATING to the ESTABLISHMENT of the HEADQUARTERS of the COMMUNITY of PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COUNTRIES in PORTUGAL the Portuguese Republic and the community of Portuguese Language countries, hereinafter referred to as "parties" , bearing in mind that the Conference of Heads of State and Government approved the creation of the community of Portuguese Language countries, hereinafter referred to as CPLP, with declaration constituting 17 July 1996, and that the Portuguese Government has agreed to provide all the facilities necessary to its proper functioning;

Recalling the agreement between the Portuguese Government and the CPLP for the Establishment of the headquarters of the community in Portugal, signed at Lisbon on 3 July 1998;

Whereas the establishment by States of Diplomatic Missions to the CPLP will have the aim to treat directly and exclusively related to the Community Affairs, promoting its objectives and reinforcing its operation;

Recognizing that the establishment of Diplomatic Missions represents an appreciation of an organization which Portugal hosted in its territory with the commitment to provide all the facilities necessary for its functioning and the pursuit of its undeniable importance purposes;

Considering that the headquarters agreement between the Portuguese State and the CPLP does not provide for the existence or the status of Diplomatic Missions and their representatives to the community;





Affirming the need to adopt an appropriate legal basis for the existence of these diplomatic missions, as well as the assimilation of these missions the status granted to diplomatic missions accredited to the Portuguese State;

Convinced that the present additional protocol will contribute to the development of friendly relations between the Member States of the CPLP, regardless of the diversity of its constitutional and social schemes;

Recognizing that the purpose of the privileges and immunities conferred by this additional Protocol aims to ensure the effective performance of the functions of diplomatic missions by the CPLP, as representatives of the respective Member States;

Have agreed as follows: article 1 representation of the State representatives and diplomatic missions of Member States to the CPLP shall enjoy the same diplomatic status granted to diplomatic Missions accredited to the Portuguese State, in particular concerning diplomatic privileges and immunities, in the framework of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, approved by Decree-Law No. 48295, 27 March 1968.

Article 2 entry into force this Protocol shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the last notification, in writing and through diplomatic channels, of which complied with the requirements of law of Parts necessary for this purpose.





Article 3 this Protocol shall take effect shall take effect as from 1 January 2007.



Done at Lisbon on 26 March 2007, in duplicate in Portuguese language.

For the Portuguese Republic Luís Amado Minister of State for Foreign Affairs by the community of Portuguese Language countries Luís de Matos Monteiro da Fonseca Executive Secretary of CPLP