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Speech at the Portuguese-Belgian Business Meeting

State Visit to Portugal – 23rd October 2018

On the second day of the State Visit to Portugal, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem attended the Portuguese-Belgian Business Meeting organized by the Federation of Belgian Enterprises and their Portuguese colleagues. In his speech, Secretary of State De Crem emphasized the close and historical ties between the two countries, but also pointed out the many opportunities that exist to further strengthen and deepen this bond. This State Visit must therefore create a Momentum that encourages our companies to set up new forms of cooperation.


Furthermore, Secretary of State De Crem also emphasized that Portugal and Belgium share the same vision on the future of Europe. Both countries strive for a stronger and more transparent Europe that pays a great deal of attention to free trade, entrepreneurship and innovation.

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