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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44 - Updated Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44

Luanda governor in Macau on UCCLA mission

Luanda - Governor of Luanda province Francisco Higino Carneiro said that Angola hoped that Macau continue to strengthen relations and cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Higino Carneiro - Luanda governor

Photo: Joaquina Bento

This was during his four-day visit to the Special Administrative Region of China (Macau) where he chaired the General Assembly of the Union of Portuguese-speaking Capital Cities (UCCLA), at the invitation by the local authorities.

The governor praised Macau and its role as service platform of trade between China and the other countries.

The Angolan official also expressed the Macau/Angola interest in strengthening the immense opportunities for cooperation in various areas.

He mentions sectors like trade, science and technology, exhibitions and conventions as well as in the cultural field.

At the meeting with Macau's Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai, Higino Carneiro stressed the importance of Macau to continue to reinforce its influence on the links between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

The governor also invited Macau to take advantage of Angola as an access point to all countries of the African continent.

Accompanied by the Angolan consulate general in Macau Sofia Pegado, Higino Carneiro promised that Angola will attend the trade exhibitions organised by the government of the Chinese region.

As an example he spoke of the participation of an Angolan delegation in the next edition of Macau International Fair, set for later this year.

The governor also expressed the desire of Macau to give opportunity to the Angolan students to attend training in the region aimed to increase the exchange of people and cultures.

UCCLA is an international inter-municipal association founded on June 28, 1985 with the cities of Bissau, Lisbon, Luanda, Macau, Maputo, Praia, Rio de Janeiro and São Tome /Água Grande.

The Association comprises 43 effective cities, spread across four continents.

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