Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks at the third Belt and Road Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan 25, 2019. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday continued attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where she addressed a Belt and Road forum.
Speaking at the third Belt and Road Davos Forum, Lam said Hong Kong has been performing unique functions in the process of the reform and opening up of the country in the past four decades.
Lam said Hong Kong will continue to contribute proactively to the Belt and Road Initiative
She said Hong Kong will continue to contribute proactively to the Belt and Road Initiative, including the promotion of the five areas of connectivity, namely policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds.
Lam also attended a breakfast meeting organized by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd in which she introduced the latest developments of Hong Kong’s financial services to participants from investment banks and financial corporations.
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In a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lam said that to strengthen people-to-people bonds between Hong Kong and Vietnam, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has recently decided to grant visa-free access to holders of Vietnamese diplomatic and official passports.
Lam hopes the Vietnamese government would actively consider providing greater convenience to Hong Kong people traveling to Vietnam for business or vacations.
Last night, Lam attended a reception on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
She briefed participants on the favorable conditions for the development of the bay area, especially the support of the Central Government, the closer links between cities and the people-to-people bonds in the region.
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