CE boosts HK-Macau ties

March 2, 2023

Chief Executive John Lee today met Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng to discuss the promotion of Hong Kong’s co-operation with Macau and the Greater Bay Area's (GBA) high-quality development.


Leading a delegation to Macau, Mr Lee first toured the latest tourism, convention and exhibition facilities to learn about Macau’s new developments in promoting tourism and culture.


During the meeting with Mr Ho, Mr Lee said that with the full resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and Macau, now is the perfect time to deepen tourism co-operation and promote multi-destination tourism in the GBA.


The two places can jointly contribute to achieving the goal of developing a world-class bay area for leisure, as set out in the country’s Culture & Tourism Development Plan for the GBA.


Mr Lee added that since the commissioning of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB), the land transportation between Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River's west bank has been opened, and the distance between the three places has been shortened.


Hong Kong has always strongly supported the HZMB cross-boundary transportation arrangements and measures to meet the needs of local residents, travellers and trades, and maximise the bridge’s economic and transport benefits, as a way of fostering commercial and cultural exchanges between the three places.


“Being special administrative regions of the country, both Hong Kong and Macau will leverage on their unique advantages under ‘one country, two systems’ and further strengthen the co-operation between the two places, with a view to generating stronger impetus for the high-quality development of the GBA and making greater contributions to national development,” said Mr Lee.


Mr Lee and the delegation attended a luncheon hosted by Mr Ho and returned to Hong Kong in the afternoon.

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