Introduction

"Guangdong and Macao high-level meeting system" was established in 2001, and the Contact Group of Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao was also founded as a permanent institution. Guangdong and Macao undertook to host a plenary session alternately at least once a year. After that, "Guangdong-Macao cooperation Joint Conference system" was established on December 9, 2003, to replace the previous "Guangdong and Macao high-level meeting system". In order to continue promote the cooperation and exchanges between Guangdong and Macao, the Governments of two places signed the "Framework Agreement on Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao" in Beijing on March 6, 2011, enhancing a comprehensive cooperation in areas of economy, society, livelihood, culture and infrastructure.

 

“Framework Agreement on Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao”

"Guangdong and Macao high-level meeting system" was established in 2001, and the Contact Group of Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao was also founded as a permanent institution. Guangdong and Macao undertook to host a plenary session alternately at least once a year. After that, "Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Joint Conference system" was established on December 9, 2003, to replace the previous "Guangdong and Macao high-level meeting system".

In order to implement “The Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta (2008-2020)”, “The Overall Development Plan of Hengqin”, “CEPA” and its supplementary agreements, as well as promote the closer cooperation between Guangdong and Macao, and facilitate the scientific development of Guangdong and the moderate economic diversification of Macao, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and the Macao Special Administrative Region signed the “Framework Agreement on Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao” by consensus on March 6, 2011. Its content comprehensively covers the cooperation between Guangdong and Macao in areas of economy, society, livelihood and culture, defines the positioning, principles and objectives of the cooperation of Guangdong and Macao in new circumstances, identifies the joint development of Hengqin, synergistic industrial development, infrastructure and facilitation of customs clearance, public and social services, regional cooperation plans and other cooperation priorities, proposes a series of specific, practical and operational reinforcement measures, and stipulates safeguard mechanisms such as the perfection of the system for cooperation. The Framework Agreement proposes to jointly develop Hengqin, construct Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Industrial Zone, and explore innovative policies for the cooperation of Guangdong and Macao, building a favorable platform for the cooperation between Guangdong and Macao. Currently, Hengqin New Area of Zhuhai, Nansha Development Zone of Guangzhou, Tsuiheng New District of Zhongshan and Jiangmen Greater Guanhai Bay Economic Zone have been included in the “Framework Agreement on Cooperation of Guangdong and Macao” for the joint development.

In addition, Macao SAR and Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Shenzhen established Guangzhou-Macao Cooperation Task Force Meeting mechanism, Zhuhai-Macao Cooperation Meeting mechanism, Task Force for the Promotion of Zhongshan-Macao Cooperation mechanism, and Shenzhen-Macao Cooperation Conference mechanism respectively.

 

Links

“Framework Agreement on Cooperation of Guangdong and Macao” and Annual Priorties

http://portal.gov.mo/web/guest/info_detail?infoid=109827

The People’s Government of Guangdong Province

http://www.gd.gov.cn/

Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province

http://www.gddoftec.gov.cn/