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CE meets Prince of Sweden (with photo)
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, at Government House this morning (December 7).

     Mrs Lam welcomed Prince Carl Philip's visit to Hong Kong to launch the first edition of #SwedenTalks_HK which promotes co-operation and exchanges in areas including innovation, creativity, design, culture and social values between Hong Kong and Sweden. She said that the activity focuses on the promotion of Sweden's creative design, and education and learning technology, which coincide with the areas of innovation and technology and creative industries she is keen to develop as announced in her maiden Policy Address delivered in October. On design in particular, she expressed her gratitude to Sweden for participating in the Business of Design Week 2017 which is being held in town, including the setting up of a pavilion in DesignInspire to showcase the Swedish design and products. She also thanked the Swedish government and the trade for their support over the years to the Business of Design Week which has become a flagship design event in Asia.

     Given Sweden's leading position in the world in various aspects including innovation and technology, Mrs Lam expressed the hope to strengthen exchanges between the two places so that Hong Kong may learn from the experience of Sweden. She also encouraged more Swedish companies, including start-ups, to do business and invest in Hong Kong to leverage on the advantage of the city as the gateway to the vast market of Mainland China and to explore together more business opportunities.
Ends/Thursday, December 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:02
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (left), meets HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at Government House this morning (December 7).