Businesspeople from China and Macau start business visit to Cape Verde Thursday

21 June 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 21 June – A delegation from China including officials and businesspeople from Macau is due to visit Cape Verde on Thursday and Friday as part of the economic and technical cooperation between the two countries, the Cape Verdean press reported.

The mission is headed up by the Chinese deputy Trade minister, Jiang Yaoping ad includes the secretary for the Economy and Finance of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, and around 40 businesspeople from China and Macau.

The visit aims to boost economic and trade relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as promote Macau’s role as an economic and trade platform for the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP).

In a statement, the Cape Verdean Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the visit would focus on two areas, one of would be official, with contacts between members of the two governments and ending with the signing of five agreements for projects in the areas of Education, Renewable Energy, Water and Health, and the other area would be business and would include businesspeople from China, Macau and Cape Verde, with the aim of promoting trade between the two countries.

Also according to the statement, the delegation will travel to Sal Island on 24 June, where it will view tourism opportunities.

Cooperation relations between China and Cape Verde date back to Cape Verde’s independence, 35 years ago. (macauhub)