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PACE President to make official visit to Portugal

Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make an official visit to Portugal on 7-8 November 2013, during which he is due to meet the President of the Assembly of the Republic, the Minister of Justice and the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities. Meetings are also scheduled with the heads of parliamentary groups, the members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities, and the President of the Portuguese delegation to PACE.

During his visit, Jean-Claude Mignon will speak on 6 November at the opening of the Lisbon Forum 2013, organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, and he will participate on 8 November in the Conference organised by the PACE Political Affairs Committee on “The political changes in the South Mediterranean and in the Middle East: the role of representative institutions".