Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao)
The Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), also known as Forum Macao, was launched in October 2003. It resulted from an initiative by China’s Central Government, in co-ordination with seven Portuguese-speaking Countries — namely Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and East Timor — and with the collaboration of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR). São Tomé and Príncipe joined Forum Macao in March 2017, becoming the eighth Portuguese-speaking Country to join the organisation.
Forum Macao is a multilateral, intergovernmental co-operation mechanism aimed at promoting economic and trade exchanges between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, by using Macao as a connecting platform between those places.
Up to now, five Forum Macao Ministerial Conferences have been held, all of them in Macao. They were in October 2003; September 2006; November 2010; November 2013; and October 2016. At each of those meetings, the respective participants approved an individual Strategic Plan for Economic and Trade Co-operation. Each Strategic Plan for each edition of the Ministerial Conferences has identified a number of areas for co-operation — including intergovernmental co-operation — namely on: trade; investment and entrepreneurship; production capacity; agriculture; forestry; fisheries and livestock; infrastructure; energy and natural resources; education and human resources; finance; development co-operation; tourism; transport and communication; culture; media; sports; health; maritime affairs; and co-operation among provinces and municipalities.
During the 5th Ministerial Conference, the Participating Countries in Forum Macao signed the “Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting Co-operation in Production Capacity – Forum Macao”, paving the way for a new model for economic and trade co-operation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.
Participating Countries have fully implemented each Strategic Plan approved since Forum Macao was launched, thus contributing to the further enhancement of economic, trade and investment co-operation.
(Appointed by the Portuguese-speaking Countries)
Paulo Jorge Rodrigues do Espírito Santo
(appointed by the People's Republic of China)
(Appointed by the Macao SAR)
Casimiro de Jesus Pinto
Coordinator of the Liaison Office
Gika Makeba da Graça Simão
Coordinator of the Executive Office
Coordinator of the Support Office
(Macao SAR Government)
Representative of Angola
Agostinho João António dos Santos
Representative of Brazil
Adriano Giacomet Higa de Aguiar
Representative of Cape Verde
Representative of Guinea-Bissau
Representative of Equatorial Guinea
Cristina Mangue Abeso
Representative of Mozambique
Francisca Torcida Reino
Representative of Portugal
Márcia Cordeiro Guerreiro
Representative of Sao Tome and Principe
Gika Makeba da Graça Simão
Representative of Timor-Leste
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