Chinese and Portuguese-speaking businesspeople discuss partnerships in Mozambique in April

6 February 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 5 Feb – Businesspeople from Chin and from Portuguese-speaking countries are due to meet in April in the Mozambican capital to boost trade relations, Paulo Fumane, director of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) said Friday in Maputo.

Fumane said that the Meeting of Businesspeople for Economic and Commercial Cooperation between China and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) was the first of its kind held in Mozambique and expected to have around 450 businesspeople attending.

The meeting will be attended by businesspeople from the textile, food, footwear, construction, banking, insurance, hotel and tourism, and biotechnology sectors amongst others.

As well as businesspeople, the meeting will also bring together representatives of agencies for promoting trade and investment, chambers of commerce and business associations from China and the CPLP.

The meeting is organized by the CTA and by the Institute of Export Promotion of Mozambique (IPEX), an organisation that is part of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. (macauhub)