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Portuguese Government reiterates “desire” for agreement to safeguard migrant rights.

Portuguese Secretary of State José Luís Carneiro reiterated today (July 24) his wish that the United Kingdom´s exit from the European Union should come with the agreement and safeguard of the rights of resident nationals in the country.


“We have as a principal not to comment on the political options within each country but our wish is that any way out is preceded by an agreement” said the minister at the 2019 Global Madeira Forum, a meeting of representatives of the Maderian communities that runs until Thursday in Funchal.


José Luís Carneiro stressed that the agreement to exit the United Kingdom from the European Union must safeguard the “fundamental rights” of Portuguese citizens and companies established in that country and vice versa.