Commemorations marking the oldest diplomatic alliance have a wide range of initiatives underway in Portugal and the UK
The program for the celebrations of the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance was presented in Braga by Ricardo Rio, Mayor of the municipality, who was accompanied by Katharine Felton, Political Counselor at the British Embassy in Lisbon and Maria João Rodrigues from Araujo, President of Portugal-UK 650.
The celebration of the 650th anniversary of the oldest and longest-lasting diplomatic alliance in the world, which remains in force, is held in Braga as the city is the capital of the district where the first treaty between England and Portugal was signed on July 10, 1372, known by the Treaty of Tagilde, which resulted in the Treaty of Alliance, signed a year later (June 16, 1373), in London, at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
For Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga, the association of the city to these celebrations “is a source of pride and great satisfaction to be one of the epicenters of the celebration of a historic relationship of our country which has produced many fruits in different fields. In this set of initiatives, the cultural dimensions are particularly valued, demonstrating that culture is always a good door for the relationship between peoples and different nations”.
Katharine Felton, Political Counselor at the British Embassy in Lisbon, said that “it is an honor to join such prestigious partners in the beautiful city of Braga to launch the celebrations of 650 years of bilateral relations and friendship between the Portuguese and British peoples”. , which we want to continue to develop in the future. We are very excited about the wide range of initiatives that we believe in Portugal and the UK most distinctly mark the true essence of this ancient alliance between our two countries.
For more information on the program of the celebrations of the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance, visit https://portugal-uk650.com