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CE to visit Europe
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, will visit Belgium and France as well as attend a conference in Lindau, Germany, from June 14 to 25. The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, and the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, will join part of the visit to France.
     Mrs Lam will depart for Brussels, Belgium, in the early hours on June 14. She will meet with senior officials of the European Commission and the Belgian Government, attend events to promote various advantages of Hong Kong and visit local cultural facilities.
     Mrs Lam will go to France in the evening on June 15 and visit Bordeaux, Marseille and Paris. She will meet with senior officials of the French Government and members of the French Parliament, and will address seminars on the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, the Belt and Road Initiative and property technology. During her stay in France, Mrs Lam will also attend a ceremony on acceptance of helicopters for the Government Flying Service and events on the promotion of co-operation in tourism. She will also visit industries in relation to innovation and technology and cultural facilities.
     Mrs Lam will depart for Germany in the evening on June 21 for attending the Opening Ceremony of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2018 and a session on the promotion of science innovation across different cultures in Lindau. She will take the opportunity to visit a scientific research institution in Aachen before arriving in Lindau.
     Mrs Lam will return to Hong Kong in the morning on June 26. During her absence, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will be the Acting Chief Executive.
Ends/Friday, June 8, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:20
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