Macau to host 8th ministerial tourism conference of the APEC forum

5 November 2013

Macau should serve as venue for the eighth ministerial tourism conference of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.

The conference is held every two years, with the last one in 2012 in Khabarovsk, Russia.

Besides announcing this news, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang informed Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On that the territory is to have a new border post with Guangdong province, which will include a 450m long covered bridge to be built north of the city.

During their meeting Wang Yang also told Chui Sai On that the Macau government should “take maximum advantage” of the fact that it is hosting the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries to “further economic ties with these countries and help Macau achieve a new level of economic development”.

“Macau is the ideal place to hold a forum between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries”, said the Chinese Vice Premier, as reported by Xinhua.

Chui Sai On replied that his government will make every effort to deepen Macau’s role as a services platform for economic and trade relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Wang Yang is taking part in the fourth Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, under way this Tuesday and Wednesday in Macau. (macauhub)

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