Chief Executive Edmund Ho said today that the Macao Special Administrative Region could develop closer relation with Cape Verde and would encourage local entrepreneurs to explore the investment environment of Cape Verde. Mr. Ho met today with the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Mr. José Maria Pereira Neves who was visiting the SAR. Mr. Ho said that Cape Verde had potential of development and could act as a mediator to other African Markets. Mr. Neves agreed with Mr. Ho and said that Macao could act as a bridge between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr. Francis Tam and the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Ao Man Long accompanied Mr. Ho in the meeting. Before the meeting, the Cape Verde delegation held a presentation on business opportunities in Cape Verde at the World Trade Centre Macau. Mr. Neves also met with the Cape Verde Community in Macao and visited a number of sites in Macao.