Pedro Sanchéz, President of the Government of Spain and António Costa, Portuguese Prime Minister, together with Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Elvira Fortunato, and the Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain, Diana Morant visited INL today under the opening of the 33rd Portuguese-Spanish Summit that is being held in Viana do Castelo.
According to the Prime Minister, “Minho is a border region which will allow us to better understand its potential. The commitment that the European Union has made regarding the effort to relocate many of the activities previously outsourced to other regions of the world in Europe, as well as the commitment to shorten value chains, and invest in the “re-industrialization” effort, is of immense complexity”.
“This effort cannot stop at Eastern Europe or Central Europe. We must have in Portugal and Spain the ability to play a crucial role”, he warned.
From the perspective of António Costa, Portugal and Spain “have the resources for this and have a unique geographical position in a more autonomous Europe that is also more open to the world”.
In the words of Pedro Sanchéz, President of the Government of Spain “we want science and innovation to contribute to transforming the economy, generating wealth and greater quality employment”.
During this visit, INL’s work was highlighted and viewed as an example of excellence in innovation, founded by the Governments of Portugal and Spain.