Political and business mission from Macau and China to visit East Timor and Singapore

26 May 2011

Macau, China, 26 May – The former chief executive of Macau, Edmund Ho is to lead a political and business mission from Macau and mainland China to East Timor and Singapore, due to take place from 6 to 9 June, a source close to the organisers of the visit said, cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The mission is due to leave Macau on 6 June and remain in the East Timor capital for one day. It will be received by Timorese President, José Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, the source said.

In Singapore, as well as making business contacts, the delegation of at least 50 people is due to visit the new entertainment area on Sentosa Island, where hotels and casinos have been built, one of which is owned by Las Vegas Sands, which has two of the largest casinos in the world located in Macau.

“It is a very short visit that aims to increase toes not only with east Timor, but also Singapore taking advantage of Macau’s potential as a platform for services and to bring companies and businesspeople from China closer to Portuguese-speaking countries and others in the region,” the source said.

In June, Francis Tam is also due to visit East Timor heading a business delegation from Macau that will join the business mission from China headed by Chinese Trade Minister, Chen Jian. (macauhub)