Relations between Portugal and China have taken “a giant step”

9 October 2014

Relations between Portugal and China have in recent years taken “a giant step” in areas such as investment and the teaching of the Portuguese language, the President of the China Observatory said Wednesday in Lisbon,

Rui D’Avila Lourido, who spoke to the Portuguese news agency Lusa about a symposium entitled “China-Portugal: 35 years of cooperation and future potential”, organised by the China Observatory, to be held Wednesday and Thursday in Lisbon and Cascais, called for “special focus on the tourism sector. ”

The president of the China Observatory said it was currently observing, “the substantiation of the strategic partnership agreement between China and Portugal.”

The “China-Portugal: 35 years of cooperation and future potential” conference began Wednesday, at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, attended by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Luís Campos Ferreira, and the Chinese ambassador to Portugal, Huang Songfu.

The meeting continues today, Thursday, in Cascais, to discuss “The New Paths of Knowledge and Learning in Business” and “The Sea and Future Potential.”

The event is organised by the China Observatory, an association with offices in Portugal, China (Beijing and Macau) and Brazil (Salvador da Bahia) that aims to increase knowledge of China in Portugal. (macauhub/CN/EN)

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