Macau and Hubei join forces to harness opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries

19 May 2015

Macau and the Chinese province of Hubei may jointly develop the markets of Portuguese-speaking countries, said the Chief Executive of Macau, Chui Sai On, who on Monday began a visit to the city of Wuhan.

The visit by Chui Sai On to the capital of the province of Hubei, accompanied by a Macau government delegation, is to attend the opening ceremony of the 9th edition of the Expo Central China to be held Tuesday, according to the Macau Government Information Bureau.

In a meeting held Monday with the secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee, Li Hongzhong, the Chief Executive of Macau stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation with regard to Portuguese-speaking countries, given that Macau through the central government’s powers of delegation, has for the last 10 years been a services platform for trade between China and those countries.

Li Hongzhong said in turn that Hubei was keen to take advantage of the Macaouplatform to enter and stimulate the economic and trade markets of Portuguese-speaking countries. He pointed out that the province needed to invest abroad, and said he hopes that this would be a main focus of bilateral cooperation in the future and that Hubei can develop foreign cooperation via the Macau platform.

In this respect, Chui Sai On said he hoped this year, or at the latest next year, set a to set out a joint action plan, so that both parties can promote the development of Portuguese-speaking markets.

Expo Central China is in its 9th edition this year and from now on will be held every two years, focusing on the economic and trade sector, as well as promoting internationalisation of its companies . (macauhub/CN/MO)