The Brazilian president is in Portugal for four days in a bid to boost lacklustre trade between the two lusophone nations.
Macao’s chief executive is in Lisbon for four days for talks with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime Minister António Costa and Foreign Minister João Gomes Cravinho.
The preservation of the Portuguese language in Macao, and what de Sousa termed the rights “agreed between the countries in 1999”, will be on the agenda.
Light shows and colourful displays have been unveiled in the centre of the Portuguese capital to lure holidaymakers to Macao.
The ‘Experience Macao Unlimited’ event takes place in the heart of the Portuguese capital as Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng arrives for talks with top officials.
Yi Ping Chow of the Chinese League in Portugal makes the proposal on the eve of Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng’s visit to Lisbon.
The economic advantages of Macao’s Portuguese connections, and promotion of the Greater Bay Area, are expected to form the bulk of the agenda.
Santos replaces former social affairs and culture secretary Alexis Tam, who retires after 33 years in civil service.