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CE visits Belgium, the UK

See highlights of Chief Executive Donald Tsang’s September 8 to 16 trip.

East meets West: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (right) starts the first leg of his visit to Belgium meeting Crown Prince Philippe. (September 8, 2011).
Partnership celebrated: Chief Executive Donald Tsang speaks at a gala dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belgium-Hong Kong Society. (September 8, 2011).
Ideas interchange: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (left) meets European Council President Herman Van Rompuy in Brussels to exchange views on issues of mutual concern (September 8, 2011).
Trade talk: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (right) meets with European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht in Brussels. (September 9, 2011).
European tour: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (right) signs the guestbook before meeting Belgian Federal Parliament Chamber of Representatives President Andre Flahaut in Brussels. (September 9, 2011).
Cultural exchange: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (centre) dots the dragon boat’s eye with Antwerp Port Authority President Marc Van Peel. (September 10, 2011).
On tour: City of Antwerp staff brief Chief Executive Donald Tsang (right) as he tours City Hall. (September 10, 2011).
Artistic HK: Chief Executive Donald Tsang and his spouse attend the Artistic Hong Kong Reception & Exhibition in London where they pose for a photo with Hong Kong film maker Alex Law (left), film producer Mable Cheung (second left), Trade Development Council Chairman Jack So (third left) and actress Maggie Cheung (right) (September 12, 2011).
Tourist attraction: Chief Executive Donald Tsang, Lord Mayor of Westminster Susie Burbridge and Hong Kong Tourism Board member Peter Lam officiate at the board's street carnival opening ceremony in London. (September 12, 2011).
Think HK: Chief Executive Donald Tsang gives an opening speech at the Think Asia, Think Hong Kong Symposium organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in London. (September 13, 2011).
Official visit: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (right) meets British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in London. (September 13, 2011).
Leaders' meeting: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (left) and British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) exchange views on the global economic situation and other issues at 10 Downing Street in London, along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. (September 14, 2011)
Royal greeting: Chief Executive Donald Tsang (right) attends a luncheon hosted by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, at Buckingham Palace. (September 14, 2011).
Caledonia conference: Chief Executive Donald Tsang starts his visit to Edinburgh with a working breakfast hosted by Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning Michael Russell. (September 15, 2011).
HK promotion: Chief Executive Donald Tsang encourages Scottish enterprises to invest in Hong Kong at a luncheon co-hosted by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in London. (September 15, 2011)

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