Cape Verde: Chinese businesspeople in the majority at 4th Meeting for Economic and Trade Cooperation held in Praia

26 May 2008

Praia, Cape Verde, 26 May – Over 300 business owners and representatives of promotional institutes are taking part in the meeting of businesspeople from China and from the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP), to be held between 28 and 30 May in Praia.

According to the event’s organisers, the biggest delegation is Chinese, followed by Brazil, and most of the business owners are from the trade area.

The Meeting of Businesspeople for Economic and Commercial Cooperation between China and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) is possibly the biggest of its kind held in Cape Verde and all Portuguese-speaking countries will be represented, along with China and Macau.

The business meeting, which has previously been held in Luanda, Lisbon and Maputo, is a consequence of a protocol signed in Macau in October 2003 by promotional organisations from the various countries.

The Praia meeting is themed, “Cape Verde as a Platform for Trading and Services” and over the three days businesspeople and representative sof promotional institutions, as well as having business meetings, will visit various Cape Verdean economic facilities.

Amongst others the following will be in Cape Verde: Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (AICEP), Brazil’s APEX (Agência Brasileira de Promoções e Exportações), the Angola Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mozambique’s IPEX (Instituto de Promoção e Exportações).

The CCPIT (China Council for Promotion of International Trade) and Macau’s IPIM, as well as the secretary-general of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, will also attend. (macauhub)