CE to attend APEC meetings in Vietnam

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, will leave for Vietnam in the morning on November 9 to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2017 Economic Leaders' Meeting and other related meetings in Da Nang. The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, will accompany the Chief Executive and take part in some of the meetings.
     The theme of this year's meeting is "Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future", and it has four priorities: promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth; deepening regional economic integration; strengthening micro, small and medium enterprises’ competitiveness and innovation in the digital age; and enhancing food security and sustainable agriculture in response to climate change.
     Before attending the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting on November 11, Mrs Lam will participate in a discussion session of the APEC CEO Summit on November 9. On November 10, she will attend another session of the Summit as well as the Women Political Leaders Roundtable, the Dialogue with APEC Business Advisory Council, the Informal Dialogue with ASEAN Leaders and the Gala Dinner hosted by the organiser for participating leaders. While in Vietnam, Mrs Lam will also meet with leaders of various economies.
     Mrs Lam will return to Hong Kong around noon on November 12. During her absence, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will be Acting Chief Executive.

Ends/Monday, November 6, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:40