The Forum took advantage of Macau’s role as a platform to organize and unite various entities and institutions based in the territory to donate protection and safety materials to eight Portuguese-speaking countries, including around 180 thousand masks and more than a thousand pieces of equipment.
The ceremony took place today at Forum Macau headquarters. Cited in the institution’s statement, Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen said he believed that all governments and peoples would overcome temporary difficulties together, and recover the economy and return to normal life as soon as possible.
The coordinator of the Chinese Business Association, Zhang Jie, said that the suffering of friends from Portuguese-speaking countries is shared and that the difficulties can be faced together.
China established the Macau Special Administrative Region as a platform for economic and trade cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries in 2003, the year in which it created the Macau Forum.
This Forum has a permanent secretariat, meets at ministerial level every three years and includes, in addition to the secretary general, Xu Yingzhen, and three assistant secretaries-general, eight delegates from Portuguese-speaking countries (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste).