Forum Macau initiatives held in China in second half of 2007

7 June 2007

Beijing, China, 7 June – China’s Ministry of Trade is, in the second half of the year, to organize six initiatives outlined in the plan of action approved by the ministers of the member-countries of Forum Macau at a meeting in September 2006, the organization said Wednesday.

According to the plan of action sent by the secretary of the Forum to Portuguese news agency Lusa in Beijing, a course for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS will be the first of six initiatives that the Ministry will carry out in several cities in the interior of the People’s Republic of China in the second half of 2007.

Changsha. the capital of the central province of Hunan, is to receive the second training session as part of Forum Macau, a 20-day colloquium on sustainable agricultural development.

Beijing in September will receive several public administration workers from the area of the economy from Portuguese-speaking African countries and Macau for a third colloquium, this time on economic administration, in which the organization hopes for “an exchange of experiences with China’s government authorities, experts and companies.”

Also in the area of the economy, but in the high technology sector, the Ministry of Trade and Forum Macau are organizing a fourth colloquium in the city of Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong, in the province of Guangdong in the south of the country.

The calendar of events for 2007 in the Chinese interior also includes public workers from Portuguese-speaking countries taking part in the International China Trade and Investment Fair in the city of Xiamen, in the coastal province of Fujian.

The organization also expects to take part in the China High Technology Products Fair in Shenzhen in October, which is also part of the events to promote trade and investment as part of Forum Macau.

Created in 2003, Forum Macau is organized by the government of Special Administrative Region of Macau.

The organization, which held its first ministerial meeting in April 2003, includes China and all Portuguese-speaking countries, with the exception of Sao Tome and Principe, which has no diplomatic relations with Beijing. (macauhub)