Transcript of remarks by CE-elect (with photos/video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive-elect, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session after meeting the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at the Chief Executive's Office this morning (March 27):

     I am extremely excited to come back to the Central Government Offices, a place which I'm very familiar with, on the second day after winning the election as the Chief Executive of the next-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government. I wish to take this opportunity to thank hundreds, if not thousands, of civil servants who have put together their diligence and professionalism in putting together a very smooth election of the next-term Chief Executive.

     I have explained to the Chief Executive my priorities as laid down in the Manifesto and the first task of trying to unify society and to improve the relationship between the executive and the legislature. I have every confidence that we will have a very smooth transition in order to put together as early as possible the various actions to implement the initiatives in my Manifesto.

     Later on, I will call upon the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal as well as the President of the Legislative Council. I hope to be in a position to share with you more my plans in the next three months in accordance with the various proposals in my Manifesto. And finally, this is a historic moment because Hong Kong will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, so preparing for the celebrations will also be an important part in the smooth transition. And I will work very closely with the Chief Executive, my own office as well as the team of civil servants to ensure that we will be putting together a very smooth and effective transition in preparation for the next term of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Thank you very much.

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

Ends/Monday, March 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:03