CE meets Mayor of Jiangmen Municipal Government (with photo)

     ​The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, met the Mayor of the Jiangmen Municipal Government, Ms Wu Xiaohui, today (March 23) to exchange views on deepening Hong Kong's co-operation with Jiangmen. Also attending the meeting were the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Erick Tsang Kwok-wai, and the Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Ms Carol Yip. 
     Mr Lee welcomed Ms Wu's visit to Hong Kong with her delegation. With the full resumption of normal travel with the Mainland and Hong Kong's reconnection to the world, Mr Lee said now is the best time for Hong Kong to give full play to its dual roles in "going global and attracting foreign investment". The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government will focus on economic development this year, promoting comprehensive economic, trade, cultural and tourism exchanges with the Mainland and other parts of the world. Under the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), Hong Kong and Jiangmen will achieve complementarity and mutual benefits on various fronts, he added.
     Noting Jiangmen has been vigorously promoting the development of advanced manufacturing and actively attracting enterprises and investments, Mr Lee said that Hong Kong is the best partner for Jiangmen to expand overseas, citing Hong Kong's internationalised financing platform, business network and professionals as key to assisting Jiangmen enterprises to explore and develop international markets, while injecting new capital, new talents and strong impetus for the GBA.
     Mr Lee believes that opportunities and potential for co-operation between Hong Kong and Jiangmen are ample, and there is plenty of room for collaboration between the two places in areas such as innovation and technology, finance, tourism and education. The HKSAR Government will continue to co-operate with the Jiangmen Municipal Government in strengthening the co-ordinated development of Hong Kong and Jiangmen, with a view to contributing to the high-quality development of the GBA.

Ends/Thursday, March 23, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:52