Macau and Taiwan boost cooperation in a variety of areas

14 May 2012

The head of the Office of the Macau Chief Executive, Alexis Tam, said Sunday that Taiwan’s experiences in the areas of culture, environmental protection, and technology can serve as a benchmark for Macau.

Cited by the Macau Information Bureau, Tam said that in the future Macau and Taiwan will boost cooperation in the areas of the economy, business, tourism, and culture.

Summing up his visit to Taiwan he said that the two territories had a close relationship and that in the past many Macau residents had travelled to the island to study and work.

Macau’s economy has seen significant development over the last few years and the MSAR government is focused on transforming Macau into an international tourism and leisure centre and developing Macau’s role as services platform for economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

The number of visitors travelling between Macau and Taiwan has increased every year and Tam said he was confident that the relationship between the regions would improve and that, for that reason, said that citizens and small and medium-sized companies from Taiwan were welcome to visit and invest in Macau.

Tam also said he believed that the creation of the Macau Economic and Cultural Delegation in Taiwan would be an advantage for discussing facilities and mutual benefit about travel documents. (macauhub)