China’s prime minister highlights positive work of Forum Macau

18 December 2013

China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang Tuesday praised the work carried out by the Macau government in 2013 and particularly noted the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Forum Macau, according to the official Chinese press.

Li Kequiang did not attend the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macau), held in November, but on Tuesday he noted that the event was a high point of the work carried out by the Macau government in 2013.

When he received the Macau chief executive, Fernando Chui Sai On, in Beijing the Prime Minister said that he had planned to attend the ministerial conference, but flooding in Heilongjiang required him to alter his schedule.

Chui Sai On noted that the 10th anniversary of Forum Macau had further improved Macau’s position as a platform for promotion of trade and economic cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking world.

At the meeting with Li Keqiang, the Macau chief executive noted that one of the measures announced at the ministerial conference to guarantee that his government would place “maximum importance” on creating, by 2016, of strategic centres focused on cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

There will be three centres – for conventions and expositions, food distribution and commercial services for small and medium-sized companies form Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub)

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