H.E. Mr. Azeredo Lopes, Minister of National Defense of Portugal and Mr. Jorge Sampaio, President of the Global Platform for Syrian Students, received Syrian students recently arrived to Portugal at the Fort of São Julião da Barra (Oeiras) on 27 June 2018. During the ceremony, two female students, Joumana and Majd shared few words with the participants in the meeting.
For Azeredo Lopes, this initiative has an important characteristic: the Platform allows young people to continue their studies. In this way, Portugal not only offers shelter and removes them from a hostile scenario, but gives them the possibility to continue their life project.
Read the speech of Portuguese Minister of Defense here.
The group of new students arrived to Portugal on 26 May 2018, who are attending a Portuguese Language intensive course, were installed at the Military Academy (until June 30) thanks to the support of Armed Forces.