The Secretary of State for the Portuguese Community, Berta Nunez, emphasized in a statement to Lusa today that North American and Portuguese Americans are “interested” in investing in Portugal, which opens the door to “many opportunities”.
Berta Nunes said that in the final balance of her first visit to the United States as Secretary of State, one of the main components of last week was “inform, talk and understand [interessados] Do business, because Americans are very eager to visit and invest in Portugal at this time.”
The government official also emphasized the willingness of the Portuguese community based in the United States, “They are very successful and hope to continue investing or send their children to study in Portugal.”
Berta Nunes announced that “opportunities”, investments in Portuguese management and “many partnerships” that already exist provide a strong influence for the growing Portuguese-American community.
According to the Secretary of State, given the strong growth, consular services are also about to be strengthened.
“We think it is necessary to strengthen this consular presence, because we also have a growing community here,” said Berta Nunes, who said that compared with the first wave, the Portuguese population flows more towards the southern part of the country to New Jersey. Portugal immigrated to the United States with Massachusetts as the center.
“We are not just talking about people who retire and want to go to Florida, we are talking about many young people and families with children that we have the opportunity to meet,” said the secretary of state who is moving to southern Florida.
He emphasized that as far as Palm Coast is concerned, in addition to a leisure and cultural club with more than 600 members, there is also a school that teaches Portuguese.
The difference between the Portuguese communities on the north and south of the east coast is that there are more Portuguese Venezuelans and Portuguese Brazilians around Miami.
Berta Nunes told Lusa from Florida that Carolina Rendeiro, Honorary Consul of Portugal in Miami, is very active in the “network” activities and “is helping many Portuguese companies export and attract investment”.
The Secretary of State of the Portuguese Community visited the Portuguese consulates in Newark, Boston, New Bedford and New York, and met with the honorary consuls of Waterbury-Noguetuck (Connecticut) and Miami.
The status of the consular network and the teaching of Portuguese for 20,000 students in the United States are some of the main issues discussed by the Secretary of State during this visit, in addition to the celebration of World Peace Day. Portugal is all over the country and pays tribute to community leaders and centuries-old Portuguese cultural spaces.
The Secretary of State’s visits included Elizabeth and Newark, New Jersey, Boston, Fall River and New Bedford, Massachusetts, Hartford, Connecticut, and ended in Palm Coast and Florida. Miami.