The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with various social
organisations that, in their daily practice, take a clear and unequivocal public stand against
war and express sincere determination to defend the values of Peace and Solidarity among
peoples, decided to prepare and hold the III Meeting for Peace, to be held on October 28, in
Vila Nova de Gaia.
This initiative follows previous Meetings for Peace, on October 20, 2018, in Loures, and on

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) considers that Finland's
accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), on the day marking the 74 th .
anniversary of this political-military bloc, is a cause for concern, for what it represents in terms
of increase in insecurity and an increased threat to peace, given the warmongering character
of this organisation, contrary to the principles of peace, détente, disarmament, enshrined in
the United Nations Organisation Charter and in various international agreements.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) condemns and denounces, once
again, so that what happened twenty-four years ago, on March 24, 1999, does not happen
again. A military attack on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
carried out by NATO under the command of the United States of America (USA), without
authorization from the United Nations Security Council and in flagrant violation of the
respective Charter, of the Final Act of the Helsinki Conference, and of basic principles of

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) signals March 30, Palestinian
Land Day, remembering, as millions of Palestinians do every year, the general strike and the
large demonstrations against the illegal confiscation of Palestinian lands by Israel, when
Israeli troops murdered six young Palestinians in Galilee. This date became a milestone in the
patriotic unity of the Palestinian people in the struggle against the illegal occupation by Israel
of Palestinian territories and for the right to a free and independent Palestine.

The World Peace Council is deeply concerned with the ongoing armed conflict and clashes in Sudan for more than one week under which hundreds of innocent civilians lost their lives and thousands are injured. The fierce power struggle between factions of the ruling generals, between heavily armed militias, cannot hide the interests of the foreign forces backing the clashes, including imperialist powers and reactionary Arab regimes.

The WPC expresses its strong condemnation to the recent statement of US President Biden in which he openly threatens the DPR of Korea to end its existence. The escalation of threats and sanctions comes along with military drills of the USA with its allies from the region around the Korean Peninsula, with sanctions and coercive, unilateral illegal actions against the sovereignty of the DPRK and its people.

On the occasion of the 47th. anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, which is celebrated today, February 27, 2023, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Sahrawi people and their legitimate representative, the Polisario Front, and reaffirms solidarity with their struggle for the fulfilment of their right to self-determination.


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