Prime Ministers of China and Portugal attend 5th Ministerial Conference of Macau Forum

31 August 2016

China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang, will take part in the 5th Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, reported Radio Macau.

The Portuguese-language broadcaster also reported that the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, will also attend the conference to be held in Macau on 10 and 11 October.

This Ministerial Conference has been held in Macau since 2003 and the second one took place in 2006, the third in 2010 and the fourth in 2013.

The Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau), known as Macau Forum, was created in October 2003 through a Chinese government initiative, in coordination with seven Portuguese-speaking countries, namely Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor-Leste (East Timor) and with the collaboration of the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region.

The Macau Forum is a multilateral cooperation mechanism aimed at the consolidation of economic and trade exchange between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, using Macau as a connecting platform. (macauhub/CN/MO/PT)

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