Macau is important in Portuguese-Chinese relations, says President of Portugal

The growing position of the People"s Republic of China on the international scene will always be of benefit to the world as a whole and certainly also to Portugal, which recognises the many opportunities in this development, said the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in an interview with Macao magazine.

Speaking exclusively to English-language Macao Magazine, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said he believes that the always friendly and special relations between Portugal and China would never have had the same expression without Macau"s unique contribution.

"The special identity of Macau creates the conditions for the Special Administrative Region of the People"s Republic of China to continue to play a unique role in China as a platform for dialogue with Portugal and with all the Portuguese-speaking countries," said the Portuguese president in the interview published in the latest edition of Macao.

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