Macau and Shanghai have signed a cooperation protocol to further strengthen financial, cultural, tourism, education, security and civil service relations.
The protocol was signed in Shanghai on Monday by Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance, Leong Vai Tac, and Shanghai City Vice-President Xu Kunlin in the presence of the Macau Chief Executive and the Mayor of Shanghai.
The protocol is intended to be an incentive for both cities to make the most of opportunities for bilateral cooperation, with a view to taking the relationship to a new level, boosting economic and social development, and improving the quality of life of both populations.
Macau and Shanghai will take advantage of Chinese initiatives, namely the “Belt and Road,” the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay” and the “Yangtze River Delta Integration,” to jointly explore the international and mainland China markets.
A statement from the Macau government said that at a meeting with Shanghai Mayor Yin Yiong at the signing of the protocol, Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On recalled that Shanghai and Macau have close relations and restated that the protocol will create even greater opportunities for training young people from Macau.
Chui Sai On, who travelled to Shanghai to attend the 2nd edition of the China International Import Exhibition from 4 to 7 November, leaves for Beijing on Tuesday to attend the third plenary meeting of the Leader’s Group on Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay, which takes place on Wednesday. (Macauhub)