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Fiji-Macau Chamber Of Commerce Launched

Minister for Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar made this comment in Macau while launching the Macau-Fiji Chamber of Commerce this week.
26 Apr 2019 11:29
Fiji-Macau Chamber Of Commerce Launched
Minister for Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar (front second from left) and delegation with Macau’s Secretary for Administration, Justice and Acting Chief Administrator Chan Hoi Fan (middle) and senior Government officials.

The launching of the Macau-Fiji Chamber of Commerce, will take economic relations further and creating more business-to-business relations between the Fiji and Macau.

Minister for Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar made this comment in Macau while launching the Macau-Fiji Chamber of Commerce this week.

Macau- a former Portuguese colony is a special administrative region of China. It is across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong.

Economic relation

Ms Kumar stated that this was Fiji’s first official visit to Macau and the beginning of a new economic relation between Fiji and Macau.

“This new economic relation between the two countries is crucial as it also strengths relations with greater China. “Having said that, Fiji is committed to forging further bilateral relations with China,” she said.

She added that Macau has successfully embraced sustainability, especially in terms of environment and urban development.

“Therefore, knowledge sharing, capacity building on technology, research and environmentally-friendly sustainable policies were key areas of cooperation for the two countries.”

The Secretary for Administration, Justice and Acting Chief Administrator Chan Hoi Fan added that it was for this reason, Fiji needed to capitalise on the direct flight to Hong Kong, which would at the same time, promote Fiji as an ideal tourist destination to the people of Macau.

Flight connectivity

Ms Chan also stated that with the flight connectivity through Hong Kong, Macau would be able to import more agricultural produce directly from Fiji.

Foreign Affairs Deputy Special Commissioner, Wang Dong noted that with Fiji’s 5-Year and 20-Year National Development Plan, China’s Belt and Road Initiative would be a mechanism through which China could assist Fiji achieve its focus areas for development and growth.

Ms Wang added that since tourism was a key industry in Fiji and Macau, there was a lot, both countries could share and learn from each other.

She also assured the Minister that the newly established Macau–Fiji Chamber of Commerce would provide an excellent business link between the two.

Belt and Road Initiative

Both Fiji and Macau agreed that there were various areas in which the two countries could cooperate with each other, using the overall Belt and Road Initiatives.

Ms Kumar and her delegation were on their way to Beijing for the second Belt and Road Initiative Forum.

The launch was attended by more than 200 business representatives and Government officials.

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