|Chui Sai On (2nd L), chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, and his wife pose for a group photo with Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva (2nd R) and his wife in Macao, south China, May 17, 2014. Cavaco Silva presented a Grand Cross of the Order of Merit to Chui at the residence of the Consulate General of Portugal in Macao on Saturday. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)
MACAO, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva arrived in Macao Saturday afternoon for a two-day visit.
Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, met Silva at the Government Headquarters, where the Amendment to the Cooperation Framework Agreement between the two sides was signed.
Silva spoke highly of the economic and social development of Macao, saying "I'm glad to see Macao has achieved a strong economic growth, social development and political stability."
"That's the best proof that the choice made in the Joint Declaration (of China and Portugal on the question of Macao) and transcribed for the Basic Law was the right choice," he told the media after the meeting.
He said cooperation between Portugal and Macao would become stronger in the future in many domains.
In the evening, Cavaco Silva presented a Grand Cross of the Order of Merit to Chui at the residence of the Consulate General of Portugal in Macao.
During his stay in Macao, Cavaco Silva will visit the Ruins of St. Paul's, some schools and colleges.
This is the last leg of Silva's week-long visit to China, which also brought him to Shanghai and Beijing.