China and Portuguese-speaking countries hold business meeting in East Timor

1 July 2013

The ninth meeting of businesspeople for economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries is due to begin Monday in Timor-Leste (East Timor) with a view to boosting the relationships between the companies from all those countries.

According to an official statement, the meeting, which will end Thursday, is intended to “boost trade relations between companies from participating countries through new ways of cooperation, investment opportunities and promotion of partnerships that contribute to the social and economic development of the respective countries.”

In the statement published at the end of last week, the East Timor government said that the meeting would involve businesspeople from Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Macau and China.

As well as presenting business opportunities in the participating countries, East Timor will also present five panels focused on areas that the country plans to develop: Special economic areas, infrastructure, agriculture, forestry and livestock, health and social housing, and the environment.

The meeting is organised by the Timor-Leste Specialised Investment Agency together with the Timor-Leste embassy in China and the Timor-Leste Business Development Support Institute, the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Forum Macau) and the Macau Investment and Promotion Institute (IPIM).

The eighth meeting of businesspeople for economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries was held in Cape Verde. (macauhub)

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