The Diplomatic Council and the Global Chamber of Commerce for Portuguese Speaking Countries (GCoC Portuguese) have entered into a partnership to promote economic diplomacy. Both organizations share the same vision that a thriving economy bringing prosperity to mankind is one of the best guarantor for peace. This is a major step to further establish the Diplomatic Council in Brazil and Portugal and some smaller countries.
The Global Chamber of Commerce for Portuguese Speaking Countries represents nine countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial-Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East-Timor) where 3.7% (300 million people) of the world’s population lives.
The GCCP with its headquarters in Luxembourg is a not-for-profit organization which aims to develop its activities in and for the member countries of this community and in regions associated with the Portuguese language, namely Macao, in China, and Goa, in India. It could represent public and private organisations in and for these countries and regions, as well as any other Portuguese-speaking community, regardless of their location. Luxembourg is an ideal setting for the creation of such a chamber given that 20% of its population is Portuguese-speaking.