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Thursday, April 18, 2019, 17:56
Lam to lead HK delegation to attend Belt and Road forum
By chinadailyasia.com
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 17:56 By chinadailyasia.com

In this June 27, 2018 photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks at the Belt and Road Global Forum inauguration ceremony cum cocktail reception in Hong Kong. Lam will lead a delegation from Hong Kong to participate in the second Belt and Road forum in Beijing, held from April 25-27. (ROY LIU / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will lead a high-level delegation from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to participate in the second Belt and Road forum in Beijing, according to a government press release issued on Thursday.

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27.

Lam will deliver the opening keynote address at the thematic forums on regional cooperation and financial connectivity

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The Hong Kong delegation comprises senior government officials, including the financial secretary, and members from various sectors of Hong Kong. They will participate at thematic forums and the CEO conference on April 25, and the opening ceremony and high-level meeting on April 26.

Lam will deliver the opening keynote address at the thematic forums on financial connectivity and regional cooperation. 

According to the press release, a session on regional cooperation, themed "Belt and Road: Hong Kong IN," will be moderated by the chairman of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Laura Cha. Six Hong Kong delegates will have in-depth discussions on how Belt and Road related countries and regions may leverage Hong Kong's professional services and international connections in participating in the initiative and pursuing regional cooperation. 

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"Hong Kong's participation at the forum will enhance our role and position as the prime platform and a key link for the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as foster our integration into the overall development of the country," Lam said.

Lam also said she looks forward to the Hong Kong delegation "having proactive interactive exchanges on Hong Kong's work in the Belt and Road."

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