Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva to visit Macao

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva will arrive in Macao tomorrow (17 May) for a two-day visit.
On the invitation of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, President Cavaco Silva began his state visit to China on 12 May. After visiting Shanghai and Beijing, he will lead his delegation to Macao, arriving at 2.30pm tomorrow.
Delegation members include Portugal's Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Mr Rui Machete, Minister of Economy, Mr António Pires de Lima, Minister of Education and Science, Mr Nuno Crato, and Portuguese congress members, entrepreneurs and university representatives.
Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On will meet President Cavaco Silva at the Government Headquarters. Both parties will sign the Amendment of the Cooperation Framework Agreement; the signing will be followed by a joint press conference.
In the evening, the Chief Executive will organise a welcoming dinner for President Cavaco Silva, the First Lady and the delegation members.
The Portuguese President's trip to Macao also includes visiting theRuins of St. Paul, the University of Macau, the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Macau Portuguese School.
During his stay in Macao, President Cavaco Silva will present a Grand Cross of the Order of Merit to Mr Chui at the residence of the Consulate General of Portugal in Macao.
The Order of Merit of the Republic of Portugal is to be presented and awarded to individuals or entities in public services or private sectorwho are dedicated to their work, display selfless devotion to theinterests of society, and contribute to the progress and prosperity of Portugal. The Grand Cross of the Order of Merit is the ultimate award.
President Cavaco Silva will conclude his visit to Macao in the evening of 18 May, and depart for Portugal.

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