Visiting Caver Verdean Minister of Education, Family and Social Inclusion Maritza Rosabal Peña has stressed the continued need to count on Macau’s support for the training of human resources in tourism and management for Cape Verde, according to a statement by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture (GSASC).
Peña, a Cape Verdean of Cuban descent, made the remarks during a meeting with Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng at Government Headquarters on Friday, the statement noted.
Peña expressed her gratitude for the local government’s support of Cape Verde students who study in Macau thanks to local scholarships, and she also discussed the possibility of renewing an agreement, signed between Macau and Cape Verde in 2015, on the cooperation in higher education between the two sides, the statement noted.
According to the statement, Tam underlined that Macau has the “unique advantage” of playing the role as a cooperation service platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries (PSCs), adding that the role is also an important mission endowed by the central government.
Based on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Tam stressed that the two places could further expand their cooperation in education, tourism promotion, cultural exchanges, and the sports sector, the statement noted.
According to the Macau Post Daily, Tam also pointed out that a memorandum of mutual recognition of higher education degrees and diplomas between Macau and Portugal is now effective, which benefits students from the PSCs who study in Macau, adding that Macau welcomes more students from Cape Verde to study in Macau, in order to help the Atlantic island nation nurture more talents, the statement noted.
Cape Verde’s Beijing-based Ambassador Tânia Romualdo and Peña’s advisor Alcídia Almeida also attended the meeting.