VII CPLP Summit
- Cape Verde
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- Equatorial Guinea
At this Summit, Senegal become the third associate member of CPLP.
Senegal has a strong community of people that came from Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. Senegal also includes the Casamance territory that was Portuguese until the 19th century, when it was ceded to France. Even today, the people of Casamance are more linked with Guinea-Bissau than with Senegal itself and some of the citizens of the territory even want an independent Portuguese-speaking Casamance country.
- Portugal's Ministry for Sciences, Technology, and higher Education: COMMUNITY OF PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COUNTRIES (CPLP) http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/en/Mobility+and+International+Cooperation/International+Cooperation/Development+Cooperation/CPLP.htm
- Summary of VII Summit (Portuguese) http://www.cplp.org/Default.aspx?ID=163