The Faculty of Law (FLL) of the University of Macau (UM) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) jointly held a seminar to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law of the Macao SAR. Experts and scholars in the legal sector presented papers on legal developments in Macao and Portugal.

In his speech, Tong Io Cheng, dean of FLL, said that UM is committed to nurturing bilingual legal professionals and talent for the governance of Macao, as well as developing Macao into a commercial and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. He expressed that the two universities will strengthen their exchanges and organise more similar academic exchange activities. Speaking at the event, Fernando Loureiro Bastos, professor and president of the Institute of Legal Cooperation of ULisboa’s Faculty of Law, said that with the centuries-old historical and cultural relationships between Macao and Portugal, as well as the comparability between their legal systems, the event was significant for both universities. During the seminar, experts and scholars gave presentations on various legal topics. Participants agreed that the promulgation of the Basic Law has played a crucial role in ensuring the prosperity and stability of the Macao SAR. They also believed that cooperation between the two universities will have a positive effect on the promotion of the relationship between Macao and Portugal and the establishment of a model for regional cooperation.