Forum Macau analyses report on its 15 years of activity

Forum Macau has analysed the report prepared by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on the activities of the institution in its 15 years of existence, according to information from the Support Office of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macau.

Present at the meeting, which was held in Macau on 16 and 17 January, were the general secretary of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum, Xu Yingzhen and all the members of the Permanent Secretariat, the diplomatic corps of the Portuguese-speaking countries in Beijing, the assessment experts of the parties involved, as well as the evaluation team of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The external evaluation was intended to provide an objective assessment of the development process in the 15 years since the establishment of Forum Macau and to put forward proposals for its future development.

Xu Yingzhen said in her speech that the assessment team had completed its investigation and research and the preparation of the first version of the report and that two assessment sessions had been held. During those sessions experts from nine countries and 10 parts of Forum Macau had presented various opinions and relevant proposals, thus improving the assessment report.

The secretary-general said she expected the assessment report to allow more people to find out about how Forum Macau has evolved over the years and about economic and trade relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as providing more experience and suggestions for the future development of the organisation.

This assessment session included a visit to the Exhibition Centre of Food Products from Portuguese-speaking Countries and the Complex of the Services Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, with the aim of finding out more about the progress of setting up the platform’s premises in Macau. (macauhub)