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A Delegation of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) – together with a Delegation from the Macao SAR Government – this month visited Nanchang, in China’s Jiangxi Province. It was there to take part in the activities of ‘Macao Week’ in Nanchang, as well as to participate in the ‘Dynamic Macao Business and Trade Fair’, also held in Nanchang.

The aim of the visit was to help promote the Macao SAR Government’s activities, as well as to promote the work being done by Forum Macao as a Services Platform for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. The delegation also aimed to introduce to interested parties the business and investment environment in the Portuguese-speaking Countries, as well as to promote economic and trade co-operation between Jiangxi and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Participants in the “Workshop on Environmental Policy for Portuguese-speaking Countries” – organised by the Training Centre of Forum Macao – also joined the Delegation to take part in a “Seminar on Investment between Macao, Portuguese-speaking Countries and Jiangxi”.

On the morning of September 18, the opening ceremony of ‘Macao Week’ and of the ‘Dynamic Macao Business and Trade Fair’ in Nanchang, was held at the Nanchang International Exhibition Centre. The Deputy Director of Macao Economic Services, Ms Chan Tze Wai, and the Deputy Head of the Department of Commerce of Jiangxi Province, Mr Li Wenyao, visited the Portuguese-speaking Countries Pavilion presented by the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao.

On the afternoon of September 18, the Seminar was successfully held at the Wanda Realm Hotel. During the event, Jiangxi business people from the fields of science, technology, electricity, medicine and clothing took part in the activities, deepening exchanges between the parties. A number of local business people put questions to the Representatives of the Portuguese-speaking Countries. At the end of the Seminar, business-matching activities were also held.

The Delegation of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao also visited the Jiangxi Pharmaceutical Group, which has two National Engineering Research Centres; the only company in China with such dual facilities. The aim of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the group’s advanced approach to management, as well as to learn more about the way the company’s operations are developing.

During the delegation’s stay in Jiangxi, the business and investment environment and related policies in Portuguese-speaking Countries were introduced to Jiangxi Province, so that Mainland China’s citizens could improve their knowledge about Portuguese-speaking Countries and about Forum Macao. During the course of the visit, co-operation between companies and business people from Mainland China – especially from Jiangxi Province – and business people from Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries was also strengthened. For its part, Forum Macao is providing supporting services to companies interested in investing and finding co-operation partners in Portuguese-speaking Countries, thereby promoting Macao’s role as a Services Platform for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.