In face of the challenges arisen from the financial crisis, Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah said yesterday the Macau government was "fully confident" in overcoming the situation.
In his speech given in the summit forum of the 4th Expo Central China 2009 in Auhui province, Mr Ho said the central government had adopted a string of measures to support the SAR to deal with the global recession, adding more actions would be launched at a later time.
"The measures introduced by the central government enable Macau to maintain economic stability and social harmony," he said.
The chief executive attended the opening ceremony of Expo Central China 2009, and also witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between Macau and Chizhou city of Auhui.
According to Mr Ho, through the leadership of the central government and the efforts of the Chinese provinces, the implementation of the tactics for the rising of Central China had been in "full strength".
Of which, he said the successful launch of three Expo Central China was a key element of the development tactics.
During this "critical period" brought by the global financial crisis, Mr Ho said the expo, which aimed at "positively dealing with the crisis, actively seeking for opportunities and accelerating the rising of Central China", must be able to obtain "fruitful results".
In the Outline for the Reform and Development Plan of the Pearl River Delta, Macau will be set as a world tourism and leisure hub and also a platform for regional trade services.
The chief executive said the rising of Central China would provide a rare opportunity for Macau and their cooperation areas would continue to expand.
He also said that the Macau SAR would further make use of its unique advantages to support China's development tactics, and at the same time facilitate diversification in the economy and ensure the execution of "One Country, Two Systems" in Macau.
Meanwhile, Mr Ho in the afternoon met with Anhui Province CPC Standing Committee member and Secretary of CPC Hefei Municipal Committee, Sun Jinlong, before returning to Macau.