Transcript of remarks by CS (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session after officiating at Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival 2014 today (January 31):

Reporter: Is there any Chinese New Year wishes and expectations on the political reform this year?

Chief Secretary for Administration: Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. I take this opportunity to send my best wishes to all the people in Hong Kong and I wish them good health and happiness in the year ahead. As far as the Government is concerned, constitutional development is one of our major priorities. And I hope that we will continue to talk and establish consensus for us to achieve jointly this common aspiration to have universal suffrage in the selection of the Chief Executive in 2017.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Friday, January 31, 2014
Issued at HKT 13:02