JN reflects on the importance of the Portuguese language in the world.

The Newspaper “JN” celebrates 130 years of journalism in the country and in the world, with an epicenter in Oporto. That is why the one who is one of the oldest titles in the national press wanted to mark the date by holding a Grand Conference on his birthday. “Speaking we understand ourselves: The language as a strategic asset” was the motto for a reflection, which took place in the Palácio da Bolsa, and which was attended by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the President of the President of Cape Verde , Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

Going back to what is its elementary vehicle of news transmission – the Portuguese language – Jornal de Notícias took advantage of its 130th anniversary to invite a group of personalities to reflect on the course of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

At the Great Conference, which happened to happen in the Pátio das Nações of the Palácio da Bolsa, hundreds of people wanted to hear the intervention of the President of the Republic, among them the mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira.

In his message, the head of state called for the strengthening of the CPLP, stressing that time can not be lost in this matter, alluding that the geo-strategic and political cycle in which it is going to enter this obliges. “We have to make up for lost time, because it’s a crime to waste time,” Lusa said. In his speech, the words of encouragement and support addressed to the President of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, a country that is less than two months before assuming the presidency of the CPLP, were also recorded.

And, once again, it emphasized the urgency of a cohesive union among its members. “The world wins by strengthening the CPLP, because it is a world where multilateralism is being replaced by the unilateral world, because it is an increasingly unpredictable world, because it is a world in which there are no platforms and bridges and dialogues,” he said. the setbacks will come, predicted Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

So the only way to make sure there is progress is not to waste this opportunity and make “progress every day.” Hence the appeal: “we can not lose states, we can not lose political powers, we can not lose economic initiative, we can not lose social institutions, we can not lose social communication, we can not waste this time”.

And time is gained, defends Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, using the Portuguese language as a “trump card” although, he acknowledges, everyone can and should develop “their own clues to affirmation”, he concluded.