Guinea-Bissau starts to prepare China-CPLP meeting

18 January 2016

The technical secretariat that will prepare the meeting of businesspeople from China and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), taking place on 9 and 10 April next in Bissau, was sworn in Saturday at a ceremony held in the Guinean capital.

The meeting aims to bring together the business communities of China, the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) and the Portuguese-speaking countries for their representatives to discuss issues of mutual interest and establish business contacts.

The government of Guinea-Bissau hopes that the country will become a platform and a window of opportunity for the countries represented at the Macau Forum to diversify their traditional investment markets, with a focus on the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS).

“This is the first time since the creation of the Macau Forum, that Bissau is hosting a business meeting with Portuguese-speaking countries,” said the Secretary of State.

Official delegations and businesspeople from Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), China, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor Leste (East Timor) will attend the meeting in Bissau. (macauhub/AO/BR/CN/CV/GW/MO/MZ/PT/TL)