A delegation from the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao) visited Guangzhou on April 14 and 15, to take part in the 125th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair). The aim of such participation was to foster trade and economic cooperation between businesses from Mainland China, Macao and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, to promote Forum Macao and the role of Macao as a cooperation platform, and to boost exchanges within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Canton Fair is a comprehensive exhibition, broad in scale and with a long history, strong reputation internationally, and a record of securing fruitful outcomes for participants. The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and the China Foreign Trade Centre – the latter being the organiser of Canton Fair – maintain a close relationship. The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao’s participation in the Canton Fair is an important initiative in promoting economic and trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. This is because such involvement by Forum Macao in the event facilitates the entry of companies from the Portuguese-speaking Countries to the Greater Bay Area and to the Mainland China market. Forum Macao’s participation in Canton Fair also promotes investment by businesses from Mainland China in Portuguese-speaking Countries.
The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao organises each year a delegation to take part in Canton Fair and a stand at the event. The stand helps to promote Forum Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries’ business and investment environments. At the same time, the stand helps to promote Macao’s role as a platform for economic and trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.
Via participation in Canton Fair, the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao aims to foster the joint development of companies from Mainland China, Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries. Forum Macao’s involvement also aims to align Macao’s role as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, with the work being done for advancement of the Greater Bay Area.