ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL
On the occasion of the grand opening of the “Encounter in Macao - Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, on behalf of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to express my sincere congratulations to this grand cultural event as well as warmly welcome all invited artists from the Motherland, Portuguese-speaking countries and Macao!
Ao Ieong U
Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government
Three years ago, the “Encounter in Macao - Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” was established from the historical continuity and under the plan of integrating Macao into the global development of China, contributing to the establishment of Macao as a cultural exchange centre between China and Portuguese-speaking countries through cultural transmission and the spirit of innovation. By showing the cultural and artistic achievements of China and Portuguese-speaking countries, it could promote diverse dialogues and communication between people, improving the cultural exchanges and cooperation between the China and Portuguese-speaking countries and enriching the connotation of the Humanistic Greater Bay Area.
Mok Ian Ian
President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government