Macau and Thailand should seize opportunities created by the “Belt and Road”

10 May 2018

Macau and Thailand should jointly take advantage of the opportunities created by the “Belt and Road” initiative with each side leveraging their respective advantages for business promotion, Macau’s Chief Executive said on Wednesday in Bangkok.

Chui Sai On, who is visiting Thailand as part of a tour that also included Cambodia, announced that his government will organise the “International Forum for the Development of Traditional Medicine 2018 (Thailand)” in Bangkok and a presentation on tourism and the investment climate between Macau and Thailand.

The Chief Executive noted that, with the support of the central government, Macau is committed to the development of the “Belt and Road” initiative and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay as well as to enhance its performance as a Platform for Services for Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Chui Sai On also said the Macau government intends to carry out actions with Thailand in the areas of education and traditional medicine, and the Portuguese-speaking markets, in order to increase strategic cooperation between the two territories.

The Chief Executive said that the Macau Foundation had launched the “Belt and Road” scholarship that opens Macau to students from Thailand who want to improve their knowledge.

Chui Sai On witnessed, alongside the Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, the signing of the memorandum of understanding for twinning of Macau with the Thai province of Phuket. (macauhub)