Ingrid Yeung meets Singapore official

November 23, 2023
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Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung (right) meets Singapore’s Head of Civil Service Leo Yip.

Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung met a delegation led by Singapore's Head of Civil Service Leo Yip, under the Singapore-Hong Kong Permanent Secretaries Exchange Programme at the Central Government Offices today.


Welcoming the delegation's visit to Hong Kong, Mrs Yeung said the civil service of both places have always maintained close ties and exchanges, adding that while reciprocal visits among senior civil servants of the two governments could not be materialised under the COVID-19 epidemic, she was encouraged to see the exchange programme resume today.


Mrs Yeung shared with the delegation experiences in the recruitment and training of civil servants. Both sides noted that the international political, economic and technological situations are fast-changing, while the aspirations of the younger generation are gradually changing.


“Investment in continuous training at all levels of the civil service and providing diverse opportunities for young people are important in enhancing the capability of civil servants to cope with the challenging global environment, maintaining the satisfaction civil servants obtain from their work and increasing the attractiveness of the civil service as a career for young people,” she noted.


Concluding the meeting, Mrs Yeung said that Hong Kong and Singapore have all along had much in common and it is important for continuous exchanges and co-operation among civil servants in the two governments to take place.


The civil service chief added that she looks forward to further promoting people-to-people bonds between Hong Kong and Singapore in future and finding new areas for collaboration.

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