The head of Macau government is visiting Portugal until the 19th to strengthen Sino-Portuguese cooperation and to analyze the specific issues related to the region he runs. Meetings are scheduled with the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the Prime Minister, António Costa, and a meeting of Macau-Portugal Joint Commission.
The president of the Republic received Fernando Chui Sai On in the Palace of Belém in a private audience during the ongoing visit of the leader of the special administrative region of Macau, to Portugal.
Tomorrow there's a meeting with the Prime Minister António Costa.
The presence of Macau delegation in Lisbon and also in Porto aims to strengthen the ties between Portugal and this region of China as well as the impulse that the Portuguese-Chinese relations have come to know following the recent visits of the Chinese and Portuguese presidents, respectively, to Portugal and China.
"This visit aims to deepen the already dense relationship with Macau, resulting from significant historical ties and the solid will of the Portuguese Republic and the People's Republic of China to give them continuity," said a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This Wednesday marks the sixth Macau-Portugal Joint Commission, co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Chief Executive of the Macau Special Region.
It will address "economic relations between the two sides, taking into account relations between China, Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries; relations in the areas of language, culture and education, taking into account Macau as a Plataforma for diffusion of the Portuguese language to the whole Asia ", says the note released by the Portuguese MNE.
At the end of the committee meeting is expected to be a signature of agreements between both parts and a press conference.