China: Chinese delegation to visit Mozambique, Angola and Portugal

17 March 2009

Macau, China, 17 Mar – A Chinese delegation is to visit Mozambique, Angola and Portugal this month, Portuguese news agency Lusa said Monday, quoting an official source.

The delegation, which includes businesspeople from China and Macau with “investment potential,” leaves for Maputo on 23 March, where it will meet various government departments and local businesspeople.

On 26 March the delegation will leave for Lisbon and then on to Luanda.

The visit to Lisbon will begin on 28 March, with various political and business meetings planned up until the end of the month.

The return to Macau and China is expected to be 1 April.

Lusa has said in its report that the inclusion of businesspeople from Macau in the official Chinese delegation is a result of the “role of platform played by the Special Administrative Region of China” for economic and trade contacts between China and the Portuguese-speaking world.

Between January and October last year trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries totalled US$68 billion. (macauhub)