V-9. The “African Vector” in the Policy of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)

Convener: Andrey A. Tokarev (Institute for African Studies, Moscow, Russia); e-mail: stp79@yandex.ru

The panel is expected to cover the cooperative experience of the Portuguese-speaking countries within the Community (CPLP), which has been accumulated during the twenty-year history of this organization, as well as the “African vector” and the language policy of CPLP. The matters of interest include bilateral and multilateral relations of the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa inside the regional group PALOP, the leading role of Angola in it; the manifestations of paternalism and partnership regarding the members of the group; cooperation of the CPLP and PALOP with other regional organizations; importance of the CPLP’s experience for Russia.