Hong Kong serves as "super-connector" between Slovenia and Mainland China under Belt and Road Initiative (with photos)

     Hong Kong plays an important role as a "super-connector" between Slovenia and Mainland China under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said at a seminar-cum-luncheon in Ljubljana, Slovenia, today (April 3, Ljubljana time).

     Delivering a keynote speech at the seminar-cum-luncheon co-organised by a business magazine in Slovenia and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Berlin under the theme "Hong Kong - Slovenia: Opportunities in Hong Kong for the Slovenian Business", Mr So said that many Slovenian businesses can make use of the unique advantages of Hong Kong to extend their reach to the Far East.

     "The unique status that Hong Kong enjoys under the 'one country, two systems' principle and the very strong links with Mainland China continue to make Hong Kong the preferred location for doing business in Asia," Mr So said.

     "Hong Kong is an international gateway to Mainland China, offering unique physical and intangible connectivity to the Mainland with privileged trade and social access."

     He invited more Slovenian companies to go to Hong Kong and make full use of the city's advantages in tapping the massive Belt and Road markets.

     Before the luncheon, Mr So held a meeting with the Minister of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia, Mr Zdravko Počivalšek, to exchange views on trade and economic co-operation between Hong Kong and Slovenia.

     In the afternoon, Mr So will call on the Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia, Mr Ye Hao. He will then proceed to Milan, Italy, where he will officiate at the opening ceremony of the "Confluence‧20+ Creative Ecologies of Hong Kong" exhibition at Milan Design Week 2017 tomorrow (April 4, Milan time).

Ends/Monday, April 3, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:39