Manuel Silvério in Lausanne to confirm IOC’s visit to Macao 2007-10-18  MAIGOC

  Chairman of Macao 2nd Asian Indoor Games Organising Committee (MAIGOC) set off for the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) located in Lausanne of Switzerland yesterday (18 Oct) to meet the IOC President Jacques Rogge, confirming his visit and arrangements to participate in the 2nd Asian Indoor Games in Macao. During the meeting, Manuel Silvério sent his regards to Jacques Rogge on behalf of the Macao S.A.R. Chief Executive, and the President is delighted to visit the city of Macao in this trip.

  As 1st Vice President of the Macau Olympic Committee (MOC), when Manuel Silvério learned the news that the Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Peng expressed openly his support for MOC to join the IOC during the 17th National Congress Meeting, he said, “We are happy to know that the COC once again declared it’s stand to support us, and this will encourage the sports circle of Macao to move on the road of international development. In my point of view, the techniques and experience of sports in Macao have achieved new development under the great support of COC over the years, so I would like to thank COC for their long term support and on behalf of MAIGOC, I would also like to extend my warmest welcome to COC President Liu Peng for his participation in the 2nd Asian Indoor Games Opening Ceremony as well as other activities in Macao.”

  IOC President Jacques Rogge will be arriving Macao on 26 October. Apart from attending the 2nd Asian Indoor Games at night, Jacques Rogge will also meet the Chief Executive of Macao S.A.R. In addition, the President will experience the city and the development of Macao sports personally. This is the third visit of Manuel Silvério to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne of Switzerland, meeting IOC Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations Department Pere Miro, and IOC Section Manager of Olympic Solidarity James Macleod respectively.

  Today (19 Oct), Manuel Silvério is departing for Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the preparation meeting for the Ministerial Conference of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) as the President of the Association of Portuguese Speaking Countries Committee.