The director of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Gloria Batalha Ung, took on the role of Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Macau) on 1 May, taking on both roles, according to an official communication.
Ung was appointed by the Macau Government to the position following the resignation for personal reasons of Echo Chan Keng Hong, an advisor to the Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance.
The new Deputy Secretary-General is, in addition to being an executive member of IPIM, the secretary-general of the Commission for the Development of the Platform for Services for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.
Announcing the nomination of Ung, the Secretary for Economy and Finance of Macau said that Ung taking on two roles will help to pool the resources of Forum Macau and IPIM, further increasing the support of the institution in the development of exchange activities on an economic and trade level between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.
Forum Macau is headed by China-appointed secretary-general Xu Yingzhen and has three deputy secretaries-general appointed by China (Ding Tian), Macau (Echo Chan) and the Portuguese-speaking countries (Rodrigo Brum). (macauhub)