Praia, Cape Verde – The president of the Brazilian parliament, who presides over the Parliamentary Assembly of the CPLP, will be absent from the ceremony of testimony to Cape Verde because the plane that carried it could not land, was announced today.
The announcement was made today by the President of the National Assembly of Cape Verde, Jorge Santos, host of the VIII Parliamentary Assembly of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (AP-CPLP) and that since Thursday has been waiting for the arrival of his Brazilian counterpart Rodrigo Maia .
Rodrigo Maia presides over the AP-CPLP and should have passed the testimony to Jorge Santos in these functions on Thursday, but announced a delay in the trip.
According to Jorge Santos, the Brazilian MP was expected at 23:00 (24:00 in Lisbon) on Thursday in the city of Praia, but due to “a mechanical mishap the device could not make his landing”.
For this reason, he explained, Rodrigo Maia will not be present at the VIII AP-CPLP, which follows the motto “CPLP – A community of people”, being replaced in the functions by the Brazilian deputy Márcio Marinho.
Also absent will be the Brazilian deputy Rosangela Gomes, president of the Network of Women Parliamentarians.
In his testimony speech, on behalf of Rodrigo Maia, Congressman Márcio Marinho praised Cape Verde’s program of activities for the future AP-CPLP presidency, which he called “even more ambitious.”
“It is well what we hope, that every meeting this body has more and more advances to celebrate,” he said.