Macao SAR government to open economic, cultural office in Taiwan

The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced Monday that it will set up an office in Taiwan this year, in an effort to provide comprehensive services for Macao residents in Taiwan.

Alexis Tam Chon Weng, spokesman of the SAR government and chief- of-staff of the office of Chief Executive Chui Sai On, made the announcement during a press briefing at the government headquarters.

Tam, who is also the government’s point man for relations with Taiwan, said a deal has been made on the establishment of the office in Taipei after several months’ discussion between Macao and the Taiwan authorities.

The office, which is formally named the Macao Economic and Cultural Office, is designated to help Macao residents in Taiwan in study, employment, business and emergency issues; promote communication and cooperation between the two sides in the fields of tourism, education, health and culture; strengthen the coordination in fighting against crime, according to Tam.

Meanwhile, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, Taiwan authorities’ unofficial representative office in Macao, will be renamed as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Tam believed that the office in Taiwan will strengthen the cooperation between Macao and Taiwan in various fields.

Xinhua

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