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The Legis-PALOP legal database, an electronic platform that brings together legislation, jurisprudence and tenets from Angola, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe, will now include the legal system of Timor-Leste (East Timor), to be called Legis-PALOP+TL, according to an official statement.
The first Economic Conference of the Market of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) begins on Wednesday in Maputo, Mozambique, with the participation of about 350 people, including entrepreneurs, representatives of business associations, public foreign trade bodies, heads of state and members of the government of the CPLP countries, according to the organising body.
Angola is the Portuguese-speaking country with the biggest percentage of its active population working in the informal economy, with a rate of 94%, according to a report recently released in Geneva by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Co-operation in the tourism sector with benefits for both sides was the basis for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Ministry of Finance, Commerce and the Blue Economy of São Tomé and Príncipe, the MGTO said in a statement released on Friday.
A three-day visit to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) aims to carry out a local assessment of the performance of Forum Macau over its 15 years of existence and to gather inputs for future actions, said the head of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Academy of Social Sciences of China, Yao Zhizhong.
Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries in January/February totalled US$20.4 billion, or an increase of 37.43% over the same period of 2017, according to official Chinese figures released by Forum Macau.
The growing interest of countries such as South Korea in the status of observer to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) shows the economic potential of the organisation without language being the central priority, the secretary general Maria do Carmo Silveira said on Wednesday in London.
Angola’s Foreigner and Migration Service (SME) has already set up five counters at Luanda International Airport, which, as of the end of this month, will issue tourist visas to citizens of 61 countries upon entry into Angolan territory, the director general of the SME announced on Tuesday in Luanda.
Delegations from Forum Macau will travel to Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste (East Timor) this year under the institutions programme of activities for 2018, with a view to strengthening relations and exploring ways of further disseminating the institution’s objectives.
The on-oil economy of Timor-Leste (East Timor) contracted by 1.8% in 2017, mainly the country’s economy, according to a World Bank report.
The origin of Forum Macau, its development and future will be under review in Macau on Wednesday at a seminar to mark the 15th anniversary of the institution’s establishment.
Portuguese-speaking countries are well positioned to share the economic benefits associated with the “Belt and Road” initiative announced by China, according to Clbrief (https://clbrief.com/), a news service specialising in the Portuguese-speaking world and China.
Australia and Timor-Leste (East Timor) on Tuesday in New York signed a historic treaty on the permanent maritime border that separates the two countries in the Timor Sea. The agreement puts an end to the more than a decade-long dispute over rights to explore oil and natural gas reserves in the Timor Sea.
Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Australia are due to sign a maritime border delimitation agreement on Tuesday in New York, which puts the borderline in the position Timor-Leste had always called for, which is at an equal distance from both countries.
Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries totalled US$117.58 billion in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 29.40%, according to official Chinese figures released by Forum Macau.
The Secretary-General of Forum Macau, Xu Yingzhen, announced in Beijing that the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the institution, in 2003 following a Chinese initiative joined by the Portuguese-speaking countries, would be celebrated in Macau this year.
Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Australia are due to sign the new maritime border treaty between the two countries on 6 March, but the model of exploration of the Greater Sunrise oil fields may not be resolved by that date, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported, citing sources familiar with the process.
USAID will support the development of tourism in Timor-Leste (East Timor) under a project called “Turizmu ba Ema Hotu” or “Tourism for All,” to be implemented by Chemonics International and its partners Solimar International and Planet Partnerships, the US development aid agency said in a statement.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which includes Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Portugal among its members, intends to strengthen its intervention in Africa and South America, said the chairman of the financial institution based in China.
The number of visitors entering Macau in 2017, more than 32.6 million, set a new record, the Director of the Tourism Bureau (DST) said on Wednesday, forecasting an increase of between 1.0 % and 3.0% this year.