On April 29, Xiao Yaqing, Chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), met with João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment and Energy Transition of Portugal, and his delegation.
Xiao said that the success of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation has created new opportunities for Chinese and Portuguese enterprises to deepen their cooperation. SASAC will urge Chinese central SOEs to actively implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state during President Xi Jinping's visit to Portugal last year and take 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Portugal as an opportunity to strengthen friendly and practical cooperation with Portuguese enterprises in transportation, energy, electricity and other fields, and actively promote the connectivity of facilities, trade and finance, and high-quality development under the principles of marketization and legalization.
Fernandes said that in recent years, Portuguese and Chinese enterprises have strengthened their exchanges and achieved many results. Portuguese enterprises look forward to deepening exchanges and cooperation with Chinese central SOEs. He said "We welcome Chinese central SOEs to invest in Portugal and jointly develop third-party markets with Portuguese enterprises to achieve mutual benefits and common development."
SASAC Chairman Xiao Yaqing meets with João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment and Energy Transition of Portugal and his delegation on April 29. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Li Shuling)