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Minister of Foreign Affairs – Summoned

Social Democratic Party (PSD) deputies have urgently summoned the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Assembly of the Republic, due to Portugal’s withdrawal from the United Kingdom’s green list, demanding to know what the Portuguese government is doing to defend the interests of Portugal, in general, and Madeira in particular. Writing on his social media accounts, PSD Deputy to the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, Paulo Neves, said that it ‘is not enough to regret. It is necessary to do something.’ He went on to say:

Considering that we are the safest holiday island destination in Europe, something that Madeira has worked particularly hard to create, the island should be assessed differently from its mainland counterpart. Whoever is responsible for the country’s foreign policy – the Government of the Republic – has to defend the interests of the Portuguese in general, and in this case, Madeira, with the UK Government.

This is what I will demand from the Minister of Foreign Affairs when I speak to him.”

Samantha Gannon

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