On July 12ᵗʰ, 2019, the 9ᵗʰ Sino-Portugal Joint Commission Meeting and Workshop 2030 for Science and Technology were held in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Those who attend the meeting include Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) Minister WANG Zhigang, Director YE Dongbai, Department of International Cooperation, Director QIN Yong, Department of High and New Technology, Director WU Yuanbin, Department of Science and Technology for Social Development, Mr. MA Zhiyi, President of Macau Science and Technology Development Foundation and Chinese and Portuguese representatives for cooperation in science and technology. Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal hosted the meeting and Minister WANG Zhigang gave a keynote speech. After a review of fruitful results in scientific and technological cooperation, both leaders had a discussion for scientific and technological cooperation 2030.
According to the planning of MOST and QNLM Executive Committee, JI Peiwen, Deputy Director of the office of QNLM and PAN Kehou, Secretary-General of QNLM Academic Committee attended the joint commission meeting. Secretary PAN gave a report themed Enhance Coordinative Innovation of Marine Science and Technology to Promote a Shared Marine Community. He proposed the essentials, development planning and government support for Sino-Portugal marine cooperation, which echoed in both ministries of science and technology, marine institutions and enterprises.
QNLM delegation visited the Portuguese Institute for the Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA), University of Azores and University of Lisbon. Based on the foundation of research, QNLM and its counterparts discussed research objectives and major content of future cooperation so as to lay a sound foundation to embody the spirit of Sino-Portugal Joint Commission Meeting.