In a press release sent to Lusa News Agency, Camões – Cooperation and Language Institute said that the memorandum was signed between this organisation and the Utah State School Board. The objective of the agreement is “the promotion of the Portuguese language and culture in the USA”.

In the state of Utah, approximately 60,000 school students learn foreign languages, due to bilingual immersion programmes, of which more than 2,600 learn the Portuguese language, at different levels of proficiency, in about 18 schools of school management.

Camões welcomed the signing of this memorandum, calling it “an unmistakable sign of the growing interest in learning Portuguese in the United States of America”.