（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 北京报道）10月16日中午，应葡萄牙共和国驻华大使若泽•奥古斯托•杜尔特 (H.E. Mr. Jose Augusto Duarte) 邀请，中外新闻社总裁韦燕、中外新闻社荣誉社长沈峰、中外新闻社执行社长刘登臣及部分安徽客人前往葡萄牙共和国驻华使馆同若泽•奥古斯托•杜尔特大使交流、洽谈合作事宜，并一同共享午餐时光，感受来自葡萄牙独特的文化魅力。
October 16th, invited by the Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal to China, H.E. Mr. Jose Augusto Duarte, Mrs. Wei Yan, the President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mr. Shen Feng, the Honorary President of Home and Abroad News Press, and some guests from Anhui went to the Portuguese Embassy in China to communicate with Ambassador Jose Augusto Duarte for cooperation matters and share a luncheon together to experience the unique Portuguese culture.
At the Portuguese Embassy, the host and the guest had friendly exchanges. Portugal is located at the southwestern tip of the European continent. It has rich maritime resources and development experience, and it has an important geographic advantage of connecting the Silk Road between the land and the ocean. In the past 41 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Portugal, the two countries have established solid friendship on the basis of mutual understanding and mutual respect. Ambassador Jose Augusto Duarte highly appreciated this remarkable achievement.
Ambassador Jose Augusto Duarte graduated from the University of Lisbon with a major in International Relations. He joined the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and served as the Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to Mozambique and the Chief Advisor to the President of the Portuguese Republic. On December 5, 2017, he presented his credentials to Chinese President Xi Jinping and became the Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to China.
At the luncheon, we tasted Portuguese wine and cuisine and talked about many topics, including opening a branch of Home and Abroad News Press in Portugal, the return of Macau to China, Portugal established the first Chinese medicine program in European universities and the medical exchange projects between Portugal and China. The ambassador and all guests were chatting and laughing. President Wei Yan said that your Excellency Ambassador is an outstanding diplomat and politician. In 2019, he received the title of “Home and Abroad News Press --- The News Person of the Year”. At that time, the former Deputy Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Mr. Li Beihai presented the award to him, which is an unforgettable moment for all.
Ambassador Jose Augusto Duerte said that although Portugal and China are far apart, the historical connection has enhanced mutual understanding and the friendship between the two peoples with a long history and a bright future.