Beijing praise as Lisbon joins One Belt, One Road project

  • Início >
  • Notícias >
  • Beijing praise as Lisbon joins One Belt, One Road project

Beijing praise as Lisbon joins One Belt, One Road project
Reading time: 3 minutes
Published: 21st May 2019, 6:36pm

China “deeply appreciates” Portugal’s participation in the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, noting Portugal’s strategic location, and the fact it was one of the first western European countries to join Beijing’s international vision.

In a statement sent to Lusa News Agency a few days before President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was due to start his state visit to China, the Chinese government praised Lisbon’s “active adhesion and attention” to its plan.

A network of railways and highways will connect the western region of China to Europe and the Indian Ocean, crossing Russia and Central Asia, and there will be a range of ports in Africa and the Mediterranean waters that will strengthen the maritime links of the prosperous Chinese coastal cities.

In the communiqué, Beijing stressed Portugal’s “very important” position in the extreme west of Eurasia, hinting at coordination with Lisbon which wants to include an Atlantic route in the Chinese programme, allowing the port of Sines to connect the Far East routes to the Atlantic Ocean and thus benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Recalling the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping to Lisbon last December, this “raised the relations to a new level”, and the Chinese authorities consider that Portugal “is a positive example” for cooperation between China and Europe.

Portugal is one of the first western European countries to sign a cooperation document under the scope of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”, it said.

Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said he was pleased with the Portuguese participation in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative as this could take advantage of Portugal’s “strategic position in Europe, in western Europe and close to other continents”.

Meanwhile, analysts that Lusa spoke to have agreed that the duration of the president’s 24-hour trip to Macau compared to his six-day trip to China, shows the priority domestic diplomacy gives to Beijing.

China is too big and wealthy to insist on Macau as the gateway to the country, an analyst further told Lusa: “There is a great expectation, (…) but the stay is very short…”, the chair of the Regional Council of Portuguese Communities of Asia and Oceania, Rita Santos, said.

Source: The Portugal News

About Portugal Homes
PortugalHomes.com specializes in selling Holiday Homes and Investment Properties. We help buyers find the right property overseas whether it be for Golden VisaNHR, Investment or simply a place in the sun, our properties are selected with great thought in mind to give our clients the best opportunities, we offer the complete service from Introducing them to Legal RepresentativesCurrency ExchangeMortgage AdvisorsProperty ManagementRental and Furniture Packages along with making sure all our staff are trained to fully understand the buying process and taxes for every scenario, we provide the complete service to anyone looking to buy a new or resale property overseas for holiday use or as a short or long-term investment.

To find out more, please contact us:

21st May 2019
UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods…
21st May 2019
Lisbon tops the ranking of favourite European destinations for the Real…

Comprar uma propriedade em Portugall

A Portugal Homes possui profissionais muito experientes e conhecedores, que trabalham com alguns dos promotores mais reconhecidos em Portugal . A nossa vasta experiência permite-nos guiá-lo pelas melhores opções de investimento.

Seja casa de férias ou uma propriedade para investimento, selecionamos as melhores propriedades para o seu perfil e tratamos de todo o processo do início ao fim. Mesmo após a venda! Os nossos serviços de pós-venda assumem a responsabilidade de mobilar a seu gosto, manter a propriedade na sua ausência, dar apoio ao arrendamento, no caso de querer arrendar e muito mais!

Para saber mais sobre Residentes Não Habituais em Portugal e sobre os nossos serviços pós-venda, preencha o formulário abaixo.

É fantástico como o Ryan tinha um conhecimento completo sobre Lisboa e nos tratou da melhor maneira.

Akbar Ali - Investidor do Paquistão

Ryan é muito profissional, mas também amigável e conhecedor do mercado Golden Visa. Também se mostrou flexível, pois, com um curto aviso prévio, viajou do Algarve para me se reunir comigo em Lisboa e substituir 1 colega.

Investir do Reino Unido

A Portugal Homes fez um excelente trabalho mantendo-me atualizado sobre o progresso da compra da minha nova casa, fornecendo relatórios regulares e abrangentes. Isto ajudou-me a aliviar a ansiedade sobre a compra de uma casa durante a pandemia.

Investidor dos EUA

Embora através do Zoom, estabelecemos uma grande confiança na integridade do George. [Foi] importante para nós ter confiança na capacidade do staff em se sentir alinhados em visões.

Donald Collie de Austrália

O processo foi bastante rápido e claro. Obtive toda a informação que precisava na primeira hora de conversa. A experiência foi perfeita.

Tomoko Inoue do Japão

Overwhelming. Luisa has exceeded our expectations on all levels. Trust was established immediately. Enhanced by super friendly professionalism. The networks to banks, accountants, lawyers was seamless. there is not enough space here to write all the positives, enough to say we are making an offer and we only arrived 4 days ago. Its impossible to improve from perfection!

John Mulroe and Wiebke Bock