Sep 14, 2016

Chui Sai On in Lisbon - Portuguese president praises friendship with Macau, China

Chui Sai On yesterday [Macau time] met with the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, during his official visit to Lisbon.

During the meeting, the Chief Executive presented the results of the fourth Macau-Portugal Joint Committee that convened earlier in the day, focusing in particular on the strengthening of economic cooperation and Portuguese language teaching.
According to a statement issued by the Government Information Bureau (GCS), during the meeting with the Portuguese head of State, Chui mentioned that the local government is trying to diversify Macau's economy. The upcoming ministerial conference, the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macau), was also discussed.
Rebelo de Sousa highlighted that Chui's visit to Lisbon is evidence of the friendly relationship between Portugal and China, particularly Macau.
In a statement issued yesterday, GCS revealed details of another meeting included in the CE's program in Lisbon. As the Times reported yesterday, before meeting with the President, Chui was received by the Prime Minister, António Costa.
During the meeting held at St. Bento Palace, Costa remarked that Macau is "a bridge for the friendly relations between Portugal and China." The PM also mentioned that the plans to diversify Macau's economy could represent an opportunity for Portuguese companies to invest in the region.

MACAUDAILY TIMES
Wednesday, September 14, 2016