French National Day 2012 Official Reception in Macau
On July 11th, 2012, the French and Macanese guests celebrated the French National Day at the Sofitel Hotel in Macau. The event was organized by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the Alliance française de Macao and the FMBA.
Mrs Florinda Chan, Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macau SAR was the guest of honour of the ceremony, followed by a cocktail reception. The ceremony started with the French and Chinese national anthems performed by the Macau Youth Symphonic Band.
Mr Arnaud Barthèlemy, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, paid tribute to the French citizens in Macau. The French presence in Macau is diversified and strategic. 500 French people are registered living there, as well as 60 French companies are set up in Macau.
France has always considered Macau as an important partner. It has intended to strengthen its present role in several areas such as culture, arts, language, technology or infrastructure facilities.
The Consul General also paid tribute to the Alliance Française de Macao, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to the FMBA for being so active in Macau after only four years of existence.
The Consul General rounded up his speech by proposing a toast to the People’s Republic of China, to the Special Administrative Region of Macau and to the many links between the two territories.
We would like to thank again our sponsors: Mrs Susana Chou, HN Group, Sofitel Hotel, Servair, and Oulala Flowers.
Some pictures of the event :
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