CPLP advances in the debate on the Mobility Agreement

The member states of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) will meet in Cape Verde in April for an extraordinary session that will continue the debate on the Mobility Agreement.

The theme was widely discussed at a joint technical meeting held this week – more precisely on 29 and 30 January – in Lisbon.

In July 2018, the leaders of the Member States committed themselves to create conditions aimed at facilitating mobility between the countries that make up the CPLP, taking into account the specificities of each country. Last year, a technical committee was created to formalize the agreement.

CPLP is composed of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Princípe and Timor-Leste. Thus, the measure can guarantee the free movement of people in these countries, favoring various sectors, such as tourism.