Portugal’s Justice Minister Visits Macau | Macau Business

The Portuguese Minister of Justice, Rita Alarcão Júdice, has embarked on an official visit to the Macau SAR as announced by Portugal’s Consulate General in Macau and Hong Kong.

Ms. Júdice’s visit is primarily to partake in the Portuguese National Day celebrations in Macau and to hold a meeting with Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng. This marks the second ministerial-level visit by a member of Portugal’s new cabinet this year, with Economy Minister Pedro Reis having attended the Forum Macau Ministerial Meeting in April.

The festivities for the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony at the Portuguese Consulate at 9:30 a.m. This will be followed by a traditional pilgrimage to the Camões Grotto in honor of the country’s national poet. The day will conclude with a reception at the Portuguese Consul’s official residence.

As Portugal strengthens its ties with Macau, Ms. Júdice’s visit underscores the importance of the longstanding relationship between the two regions and the significance of cultural exchanges and cooperation.

In conclusion, the visit of Portugal’s Justice Minister to Macau for the National Day celebrations highlights the shared history and cultural heritage between Portugal and Macau, fostering mutual understanding and collaboration between the two regions.