FS continues visit in Europe (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (June 9, Sweden time) continued his visit in Europe.

     In the morning, Mr Tsang addressed the 10th Plenary Session of the EU/Hong Kong and Hong Kong/EU Business Co-operation Committees held at the Royal Society of Swedish Engineers. He also attended the committees' discussion session on the outlook of the world economy.

     Speakers during the session included the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Mr Fred Lam, Lord Leon Brittan, Mrs Laura Cha, Mr Christopher Cheng and the chairmen of the two committees, Mr Michael Treschow and Mr Raymond Ch'ien.

     The Financial Secretary flew to London in the afternoon for the final leg of his European visit.

     On arrival in London, Mr Tsang met the Governor of the Bank of England, Mr Mervyn King, and exchanged views with him on the current state of banking business worldwide and G-20 as a platform for international co-operation to combat the economic crisis.

     In the evening, Mr Tsang attended a Hong Kong Society Gala Dinner at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company and delivered a speech.

Ends/Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Issued at HKT 12:43