Mok Iun Lei, the newly-appointed coordinator of the Support Office of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (PSCs), said on Monday she would strive to assist the forum’s secretariat to develop the city into a business-service platform between China and PSCs, by making use of her extensive experience working in the government.
Mok made the remarks in a speech after her swearing-in ceremony, on the premises of the secretariat at the Finance and IT Centre in Nam Van.
The government appointed Mok last week as the coordinator of the secretariat, which is headed by a secretary-general appointed by the central government. It has three deputy secretary-generals, one appointed by the central government, one appointed by PSCs and the other by the local government.
In January, the government reappointed Echo Chan Keng Hong as deputy secretary-general of the forum’s secretariat. Chan was first appointed deputy secretary-general of the secretariat and the coordinator of its support office in March 2015. Chan left her two posts at the secretariat for personal reasons in November 2015.
The post of deputy secretary-general of the secretariat remained vacant until Chan was reappointed early this year.
The government appointed Cristina Gomes Pinto Morais as the coordinator of the support office in November 2015 for a one-year term. Since November 2016, the post had been vacant until Mok was appointed.
In her speech, Mok said that she would assist the secretariat in tasks such as business promotions and training programmes with the aim of developing Macau into a business-service platform between China and PSCs.
Mok joined the public administration in 1988 when she worked at the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). She was an acting deputy director of the bureau in 2000 and 2001. She was the acting director of the bureau from 2001 until 2007 when she left the bureau, according to the Official Gazette (BO).