THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2018

*Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal*

On June 27, 2018, President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal to the White House. The visit will mark the culmination of a month-long celebration of the Portuguese-American community and the close bond between the United States and Portugal. Portugal is an important NATO Ally and a partner in Afghanistan and the crisis regions of Africa. It has also joined in pressuring North Korea. Together, the United States and Portugal will look to deepen cooperation in addressing global conflicts, promoting economic prosperity, and strengthening energy security. The two leaders will meet for a private conversation, followed by an expanded bilateral meeting.

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