HK to hold Belt-Road forum

July 17, 2019

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will hold the second Belt & Road Joint Conference in Beijing on July 19 in collaboration with central authorities.


They include the National Development & Reform Commission, the Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, and other relevant Mainland authorities.


The conference will focus on work priorities and suggestions related to promoting Hong Kong's participation in and contribution to the Belt & Road Initiative.


The event will discuss the setting up of a Belt & Road-related dispute avoidance and resolution mechanism as well as fostering collaborations on policy exchanges and capacity building between the Hong Kong SAR Government and relevant Mainland authorities.


Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development and Hong Kong-side Convenor of the Joint Conference Edward Yau will attend.


Mr Yau will depart for Beijing tomorrow. Apart from attending the conference, he will meet representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and state-owned enterprises.


Under Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Bernard Chan will be Acting Secretary during Mr Yau’s absence.

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