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FS meets senior Mainland officials in Beijing (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, met a number of senior Mainland officials in Beijing today (June 30) with a view to capitalising on the new opportunities created by the "One Belt, One Road" initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

     Mr Tsang started the day by meeting with the Chairperson of the Board of Silk Road Fund Company Limited, Ms Jin Qi. Both sides agreed to expand co-operation.

     This was followed by a meeting with the Secretary General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat of the AIIB, Mr Jin Liqun. Mr Tsang said the AIIB plays an important role in supporting infrastructure development in and promoting connectivity among the AIIB members, adding that Hong Kong can contribute given its strength in financing, asset management, dispute resolution and arbitration.

     Later, Mr Tsang had lunch with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Liu Zhenmin, to discuss promoting the "One Belt, One Road" initiative.

     In the afternoon, Mr Tsang met with the Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Mr Wang Guangya, before concluding his visit to Beijing.

     Mr Tsang visited Beijing from June 28 to 30 for the AIIB Special Ministerial Meeting as a member of the delegation of China. Joining Mr Tsang on the visit was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau.

     Mr Tsang will return to Hong Kong tonight.

Ends/Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:21


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