Forum Macau sets up secretariat to boost economic relations with Angola

11 June 2012

The Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of the Support Office for the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, Rita Santos Friday in Luanda announced that a permanent secretariat would be set up in Macau to increase economic and trade cooperation between Angola and China.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Rita Santos made the announcement after a meeting with the president of the Angolan parliament, João Lourenço, and the vice president of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Edmund Ho Hau-Wah who headed a business mission from Macau to Portugal and Angola.

Santos said that Macau, as a platform for China, wanted to boost cooperation ties with Angola on an economic, trade and cultural level.

China established the Macau Special administrative Region (MSAR) as a platform to boost economic and trade cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries in 2003, the year in which it set up Forum Macau, which meets every three years on a ministerial level. (macauhub)