The Assembly of the Republic will promote next Tuesday, in Braga, the X Portuguese-Spanish Parliamentary Forum, a set of working sessions that will be organized by the groups presidents of the two parliaments, Augusto Santos Silva and Meritxell Batet Lamaña.
This X Portuguese-Spanish Parliamentary Forum, in which delegations from both countries participate, will take place at the facilities of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.
According to the Assembly of the Republic, this 2022 forum is the tenth edition, succeeding the meetings of Zamora (2009), Porto (2012), Madrid (2013), Vidago (2014), Madrid (2015), Vila Real (2017) and Madrid (2018), Lisbon (2020) and Madrid (2021).
On the other hand, this forum takes place prior to the XXXIII Portuguese-Spanish Summit of Heads of Government, which will take place in early November, also in Minho, focusing this year’s edition on the theme of “innovation”.
In parallel with the X Parliamentary Forum, the presidents of the two parliaments will be speakers at a conference organized by the University of Minho, under the theme: “Portugal and Spain in Europe”.
Regarding the forum’s programme, at the opening session fair, scheduled for 11:00 am, at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, in Braga, with interventions by the president of the Congress of Deputies of Spain Meritxell Batet Lamaña, and the president of the Congress of Members of Spain Meritxell Batet Lamaña of the Assembly of the Republic, Augusto Santos Silva, followed by a “family photograph” with the two delegations.
Before lunch, there will be bilateral meetings between the president of the two, as well as working meetings of the subordinate parliamentary delegations on the following themes: “Portugal Spain in Europe and in the world” and bilateral cooperation”.
In the afternoon, the presidents of the two Iberian parliaments give a lecture at the University of Minho on “Portugal and Spain in Europe”.
At the same time, the program includes working meetings of parliamentary delegations.
The forum meeting session is scheduled for 5:00 pm with the reading of the “Declaration of the Portuguese-Spanish Parliamentary Forum 2022”.