Portuguese Secretary of State Dr. Teresa Morais recently joined the Daughters of Portugal for a brunch at the Jericho Terrace in Mineola during her trip to the United States this week.
She was accompanied by Maria Joao Avila, a member of the Portuguese Parliament for Portuguese Citizens Residing Abroad.
This is not the first time that a representative from Portugal has visited the village as in 2000, then-Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio paid a visit on the behest of then-Gov. George Pataki.
Dr. Morais was scheduled to speak on current political climate and issues, with a particular focus on domestic violence, at a conference at the United Nations on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Members of the New Line Party attended the event including trustee Paul Pereira, mayor Scott Strauss, trustee candidate Dennis Walsh and trustee George Durham as well as NY State Sen. Jack Martins.