Forum Macau meets in Beijing with ambassadors of the Portuguese-speaking countries

The ambassadors of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor-Leste (East Timor) in China expressed the appreciation of their respective governments for the results achieved in economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, according to official information published in Macau.

The Support Office to the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese Speaking Countries said the ambassadors also praised the results achieved in the last 14 months of Forum Macau and expressed a desire to make better use of and to support construction of the platform in Macau.

A delegation of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macau travelled to Beijing from 26 February to 1 March and held meetings with the ambassadors of those seven Portuguese-speaking countries as well as visiting the Ministry of Commerce and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).

The secretary-general Xu Yingzhen, presented the main work and activities carried out in 2016 by the Permanent Secretariat and the work schedule for 2017 and, among other things, the results at the 5th Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau.

The statement added that there was also an analysis of the follow-up work of the Ministerial Conference, including the Action Plan for Economic and Trade Cooperation, the Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting Cooperation of the Productive Capacity of Forum Macau, as well as the 18 new measures.

The Secretary General indicated that the new Action Plan for Economic and Trade Cooperation is inspired by the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, offering a wider range of areas of cooperation and providing a higher level of cooperation. (macauhub)