Portugal – Economic diplomacy – Meeting between Matthias Fekl and Jorge Costa Oliveira (Paris, April 26, 2016)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, will receive Jorge Costa Oliveira, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Internationalization, today.

This meeting follows on from the 4th French-Portuguese Economic Conference, co-chaired by Matthias Fekl in Lisbon in March. It will provide an opportunity to underscore the excellent quality of our bilateral dialogue, to signal our desire to strengthen our relations in the economic sphere and in particular to discuss cross-investment between our two countries.

France is Portugal’s third largest supplier and second largest client; more than 600 French subsidiaries operate in Portugal in all sectors of the economy. Furthermore, France is the second most popular destination for Portuguese tourists, with 750,000 of them visiting France in 2015.