The next business meeting between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries will be held in 2017 in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), according to a proposal from the Cape Verdean Investment Agency for approved at a meeting in Bissau.
The event’s promoters expressed satisfaction with efforts made by the institutions involved in the organisation and implementation of this year’s meeting and the high level of participation in it, according to a statement read by the meeting’s Technical Office coordinator, Bruno Jauad.
Over the two days of the meeting 11 documents were signed, including the memorandum of understanding between the Guinean government and the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and protocols of cooperation between the China Portuguese and Spanish speaking Countries Federation (Sino PLPE) Macau and the Chamber of Commerce of Guinea-Bissau and the National Association of Importers and Exporters of Guinea-Bissau, among others.
The meeting in Bissau had about 280 participants from mainland China, Macau, Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking African countries, with the exception of Sao Tome and Principe.
At the closing session, the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs, Malal Sane, expressed the satisfaction of the government with the results of the Bissau meeting.
The Chinese ambassador in Guinea-Bissau, Huang Hua, praised the success of the meeting and said that the signing of cooperation documents “demonstrates the will of the parties, Guinea-Bissau, China and other Portuguese-speaking countries to promote development.”(macauhub/CN/GW/MO)