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CAPE VERDEAN PRIME MINISTER CHAIRS MEETING AT WTC MACAU

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    Cape Verdean Prime Minister Carlos Veiga and Macau Government Secretary for Economic Co-ordination Vitor Pessoa chaired an economic co-operation seminar at the WTC Macau on April 8.

     Mr Veiga said during the seminar that Macau and Cape Verde had "very similar strategic vocations" that were
complementary to each other. He said both Macau and Cape Verde could function as in ternational business centres "creating synergies". He stressed that his country could "benefit from the know-how of Macau" in a number of business fields, namely light industry, tourism and
government-franchised casinos.

     In the wake of the signing of an agreement between a steering committee preparing the setting-up of Cape Verde's future World Trade Center and the WTC Macau (see WTC Macau Newsletter Issue 12), WTC Macau is actively involved in the construction of Cape Verde's first international business centre and
preparations for its future activities. Cape Verdean Prime Minister Carlos Veiga held a working meeting with WTC Macau President António Leça? about the matter in Macau on April 8, after the economic cooperation seminar headed by Mr Pessoa.

     The WTC Macau plans to send a working mission to Cape Verde in June to participate in the founding of the WTC Cape Verde and to define its future corporate structure.


China Desk and Marketing Activities

pa2gr2.jpg (21770 bytes)    The WTC Macau had the honour of receiving two high-powered trade missions from Guangdong and Fujian in April.

    Headed by the President of the WTC Guangzhou, a delegation from Guangdong Province comprised 12 government officials and businessmen representing various organisations, among them the Guangdong CCPIT. WTC Macau President António Leça and Executive Director Peter Lam gave a detailed presentation of our facilities and programmes.

    A round-table discussion was held by the WTC Macau's China Desk and the Xiamen sub-branch of the CCPIT. The event was attended by over 40 local businessmen and members of a trade mission from Xiamen in Fujian Province, including representatives of the Xiamen Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by WTC Macau Executive Director Peter Lam, WTC Macau China Desk Chief Co-ordinator Ieong Tou Hong and Yan Qi, Deputy President of the Xiamen CCPIT as head of the visiting delegation, the prime objective of the event was to bring together trade representatives from Macau and Xiamen to discuss trade and investment opportunities and strengthen economic ties between the two coastal cities.


WTC REGIONAL MEETING 2000
WILL TAKE PLACE IN MACAU

   The WTC Regional Conference will take place in Macau in March 2000, just some three months after Macau's reversion from Portuguese to Chinese administration,cpa1gr4.jpg (18557 bytes) giving regional representatives the chance of acquiring firsthand knowledge of the post-handover Macau Special Administrative Region.

     The conference in Macau will centre on trade relations and economic development in the Asia-Pacific region through increased intra-regional co-operation between World Trade Centers in the People's Republic of China, the Hong Kong Special  Administrative Region, Taipei-China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries.seta.gif (127 bytes)


     

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