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CE to attend APEC meeting in Indonesia

     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, will leave for Indonesia in the morning on October 5 to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013 Leaders' Week and other related meetings in Bali.

     The theme of this year's meeting is "Resilient Asia-Pacific, Engine of Global Growth" with three priorities - attaining the Bogor Goals, achieving sustainable growth with equity, and promoting connectivity.

     During the APEC meetings, the Chief Executive will attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and meet APEC Business Advisory Council Members. He will also attend the APEC CEO Summit on October 7, during which President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech. In addition, the Chief Executive will meet with foreign leaders to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.

     The Chief Executive will return to Hong Kong in the evening on October 8. During Mr Leung's absence, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, will be Acting Chief Executive.

Ends/Monday, September 30, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:00


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