China: President Vasco Cordeiro welcomes Chinese Minister of the Sea – Azores

 The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, welcomed the Minister of the Sea of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Hong, at a meeting held in Ponta Delgada, on June 1, to further discuss contacts already established in matters related to the sea.

 “Several contacts have been developed between the Azores and institutions linked to the study and research of the oceans and today they were greatly enhanced with the Minister’s visit to the Azores as well as with the opportunity to exchange views. This allowed us to restate the interest and opportunity to strengthen this connection,” said President Cordeiro.

According to President Cordeiro, the Azores provided Wang Hong with a better knowledge on what the Azores have to offer in the maritime area, with the goal of transforming the sea into a driving force in the development and progress of the Azores.

Following his visit to the Azores, Wang Hong signed in Lisbon, on June 2, a memorandum of understanding with the Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, to further develop bilateral scientific and commercial projects in the context of the economy of the sea.

Last month, a group of researchers from the People’s Republic of China met with researchers from the University of the Azores, in Horta, Faial, to discuss scientific partnerships related to sea resources, namely the exploration of seabed minerals in the vast sea ground of the Azores.



Source: Portuguese American Journal

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