Portuguese ties with Community to be maintained

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 April, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 April, 2000, 12:00am

Macau will remain a link between the mainland and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries, according to its top official for economic affairs.

Secretary for Economy and Finance Tam Pak-un said the new administration would continue to promote Macau as an international business centre.

It would push for co-operation on trade, technology transfer and investment between the seven-member group of Portuguese-speaking nations and the mainland.

The official made the comments yesterday while addressing the opening session of the five-day Macau-China International Business Forum staged by the private Forum of Portuguese-speaking Entrepreneurs and the government-run Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute.

About 300 businessmen from the mainland, Macau and the Community are taking part in the forum, which ends with a ceremony in Beijing on Friday.

The Community comprises Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola and Mozambique.