Xinhua (China)
July 31, 2009
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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30 (Xinhua) — Brazil will host the Forum on Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries in August, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) said Thursday.

Apart from Brazil and China, representatives from Angola, Mozambique, Portugal, East Timor, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and China’s Macao will also participate in the event.

This is the first time the forum is held in Brazil.

The forum will include lectures, workshops, discussion panels and meetings. Representatives from governments and the business sector will discuss ways to boost trade and investment, and perspectives of the global economy.

Cooperation in biofuels and the entertainment industry will also be discussed.

"Brazil wants to attract new investments and in this event we will gather countries with common interests," said Apex-Brazil’s President Alessandro Teixeira. "Our intent is to promote debates focused on the diversification of the trade between countries with the same languages and similar cultural characteristics."

The forum will be held between Aug. 11 and 13 in Rio De Janeiro, It will be co-organized by Apex-Brazil, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM).

Editor: Xiong Tong

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