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CE meets Indonesian president

May 01, 2017

Cultural collaboration

Cultural collaboration:  Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah (right) signs a cultural co-operation deal with Indonesian Minister of Education & Culture Dr Muhadjir Effendy (left), witnessed by Chief Executive CY Leung (second right) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Chief Executive CY Leung met Indonesian President Joko Widodo today at Government House.


Mr Leung briefed Mr Widodo on Hong Kong's latest developments, saying the Belt & Road Initiative will enormously boost the development potential for Hong Kong and ASEAN countries like Indonesia.


Capitalising on its dual advantages of "one country" and "two systems", Hong Kong will further enhance economic and trade relations with Indonesia and other major trading partners along the Belt & Road, Mr Leung added.


He thanked the Indonesian Government for its support in establishing the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Jakarta and hopes the two places continue to build stronger ties on all fronts.


Meanwhile, Mr Leung and Mr Widodo witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cultural co-operation and a joint statement on labour co-operation.


Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister of Education & Culture Dr Muhadjir Effendy to foster exchanges in culture and arts.


Secretary for Labour & Welfare Stephen Sui signed the joint statement on labour co-operation with Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi to protect Indonesian domestic helpers working in Hong Kong.