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CE to visit Switzerland
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, will depart for an official visit to Switzerland in the early hours on January 22, and will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos from January 24 to 26. The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, and the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, will join part of the visit.

     Mrs Lam will visit Zurich, Bern and Basel to meet with senior government officials, members of the business sector and professionals to update them on the latest developments of Hong Kong. She will address a business luncheon to be hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Berlin, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Swiss-Hong Kong Business Association, and also visit various institutions related to technology, finance, medicine and the arts.

     During her attendance at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Mrs Lam will address different sessions. She will also meet with leaders of various economies, as well as the leadership of the World Economic Forum and other international organisations.

     Mrs Lam will leave Davos on January 26 (Switzerland time) and arrive in Hong Kong on January 27. During her absence, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will be the Acting Chief Executive.
Ends/Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:45
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