A delegation from Macau is due to attend a meeting between businesspeople from China and the Portuguese-speaking countries – “Guinea-Bissau in 2016” – taking place on 9 and 10 April in Bissau, said the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM).
IPIM, which organised the Macau delegation, reported that the delegation took part Thursday in the “Business Opportunities Forum between China, Portugal and the Macau Special Administrative Region,” held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
The Lisbon meeting was jointly organised by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal (AICEP Portugal Global) and the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM) and the parties held discussions on bilateral trade between China and Portugal in its various vectors, and promotion sessions and contact exchanges.
The President of IPIM, Jackson Chang, said that Macau was gradually achieving its goal of becoming “a centre and a platform”, including efforts towards building the city as an “Events Capital” and Convention and Exhibition Centre for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.”
The Department Director of the China International Chamber of Commerce, Han Meiqing, on behalf of the CCPIT, said China is the largest trading partner of Portugal in Asia and that the two economies can complement each other by taking advantage of Macau to boost the link with all Portuguese-speaking countries.
IPIM also said it had invited Portugal to be a “partner country” of MIF, a new form of institutional cooperation to strengthen bilateral cooperation and develop Macau’s role as a regional business service platform , expanding the cooperation network between the MSAR and the Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub/CN/GW/MO/PT)