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CS to attend inter-ministries joint conference on Qianhai in Beijing

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, will depart for Beijing tomorrow evening (February 20) and lead the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government delegation to attend the second meeting of the Inter-ministries Joint Conference on the Development of Qianhai Area in Shenzhen to be held on the following day (February 21).

     The meeting will be chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and attended by senior representatives of relevant ministries of the State Council, the HKSAR Government, the Guangdong Provincial Government, the Shenzhen Municipal Government and other bodies.

     Members of the HKSAR Government delegation include the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam; the Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Ms Chang King-yiu; the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Wai Chi-sing; the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Ms Julia Leung; and the Solicitor General, Mr Frank Poon.

     Mrs Lam will return to Hong Kong around midnight on February 21. During her absence, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, will act as Chief Secretary for Administration.

Ends/Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:17


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