List of diplomatic missions of Portugal

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Diplomatic missions of Portugal.

This is a list of diplomatic missions of Portugal. Portugal's diplomatic network is shaped by both its current interests in Europe and its historical linkages to its former colonies in Africa, South America and Asia. This is reflected in its choice of cities in Asia where Portugal has opened missions - there are Portuguese missions in Dili (but not in Kuala Lumpur), Macau (but not Hong Kong) and Goa (but not in Mumbai). Following the restoration of diplomatic relations with Indonesia in 1999, broken after the 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor, there is now an embassy in Jakarta [1].

Recently, the Portuguese government has announced plans to close many of its consulates, particularly in France and the United States, where there are consulates in comparatively small cities such as New Bedford and Providence whose links to Portugal are based on receiving Luso-American immigrants in the nineteenth century. This has been met with opposition from many people of Portuguese origin in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as Congressman Barney Frank.[1]

The former Foreign Minister of Portugal, Luís Amado, proposed reprioritising its diplomatic network in order to deepen diplomatic engagement in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He proposed closing missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Kenya, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Peru, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Uruguay, and opening missions in Bahrain, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Namibia, Philippines, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.[2]

Europe[edit]

Portuguese Embassy in Copenhagen
Portuguese Embassy in London
Portuguese Embassy in Madrid
Portuguese Embassy in Moscow
Portuguese Embassy in Oslo
Portuguese Embassy in Paris
Portuguese Embassy in Prague
Portuguese Embassy in Stockholm
Portuguese Embassy in Warsaw
Portuguese Embassy in Zagreb
Portuguese Consulate in Geneva

North America[edit]

Embassy of Portugal in Washington DC
Consulate-General of Portugal in San Francisco

South America[edit]

Africa[edit]

Embassy of Portugal in São Tomé

Asia[edit]

Portuguese Consulate General in Macau
Portuguese Consulate General in Panjim

Oceania[edit]

Multilateral organisations[edit]

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. representative asks Portugal not to close consulate." Associated Press. 27 December 2006. Retrieved on 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ The reform of the Portuguese diplomatic network Paulo Gorjão Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)

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