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CE meets Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Government (with photo)
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Mr Chen Rugui, at the Chief Executive's Office today (November 18).

     Mrs Lam welcomed Mr Chen's first visit to Hong Kong in his capacity as the Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government and participation in the 20th Plenary of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference held today. She said that Hong Kong and Shenzhen have been co-operating closely over the years in areas ranging from economic to culture, tourism and environmental protection. Noting that the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area development would present tremendous opportunities for Hong Kong and Shenzhen, she said she hoped that the two places would build on the existing basis to deepen co-operation in various areas including professional services, finance and youth development to complement each other to bring about mutual benefits.

     Mrs Lam mentioned that she learned more about the achievements of the co-operation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in creative industries as well as innovation and technology (I&T) in recent years during her visit to Shenzhen in August. With rapid development in I&T in Shenzhen in recent years and the superb international network and talent in Hong Kong, she expressed the hope that both sides would take forward the plan of the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park on the Lok Ma Chau Loop proactively to develop an international I&T centre in the Bay Area.

     Mrs Lam said that Hong Kong is keen to develop creative industries and that she is pleased that the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Design Innovation Hub has been set up in Qianhai. She is confident that Hong Kong and Shenzhen will develop to be Asia's first-class twin cities in design.
Ends/Saturday, November 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:03
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (right), meets the Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Mr Chen Rugui (left), at the Chief Executive's Office this afternoon (November 18).