Cristina Morais ends her duties at Macau Forum

Cristina Morais term as coordinator of the Support Office to the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries ended on 2 November, according to an order of the Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance.

The order from Secretary Leong Vai Tac appoints Cristina Morais for a period of one year to the post of head of the Department of External Economic Relations of the Macau Economic Office, with effect from 3 November.

After replacing Echo Chan as coordinator of the Support Office to the Permanent Secretariat of Macau Forum, Morais now returns to the position she held from 2009 until 2 November 2015 and between 2003 and 2009 she was the interim head of this department.

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)

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