The delegation of Guinea-Bissau, headed by Prime Minister Baciro Dja, was the first to arrive in Macau, on 7 October, in order to attend the 5th Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau, said the Government Information Bureau (GCS).
Four delegations arrived in Macau on Sunday – Brazil, headed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), led by Prime Minister Jose Ulisses Correia e Silva, Mozambique, headed by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario and Timor-Leste (East Timor), led by the Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Estanislau Aleixo da Silva.
The delegation from Portugal, led by the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, and from Angola, headed by Economy Minister Abrahão Gourgel, are due to arrive on Monday, 10 October.
The GCS said the presence of four prime ministers, of a total of seven Portuguese-speaking countries that are members of the Forum, demonstrates the importance that they give this edition of the Ministerial Conference and also shows that Forum Macau has gradually become a benchmark platform for further cooperation guided by the mutual benefit of the parties and the promotion of common economic development of the participating countries.
This conference has had more than 500 applications for registration from media professionals from 76 media outlets, of which 270 are from 36 local outlets, 180 from 12 outlets from mainland China and 70 from 28 outlets from abroad, namely from the Portuguese-speaking countries.
The fifth edition of the Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau is themed “Towards the consolidation of economic and trade relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries: Joining forces for cooperation, building a platform together, sharing the benefits of development.” (macauhub)