SJ starts Middle East trip

May 19, 2024
Working lunch
Working lunch:

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam (front row, fourth left) attends a lunch and networking reception in Riyadh.

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, today with a 30-person delegation and began a two-day visit to the city to promote Hong Kong's legal and dispute resolution services and enhance co-operation between the two places.
Mr Lam met legal and business sectors there during a lunch and networking reception, at which the participants were briefed on Hong Kong's unrivalled advantages of enjoying strong support from the motherland while being closely connected to the world under "one country, two systems".
Mr Lam pointed out that as the only common law jurisdiction within China, Hong Kong's well-established legal system and top-notch legal and dispute resolution services give the city a unique edge which attracts business opportunities from across the globe.
It is also an ideal gateway for the Middle East businesses and legal sectors to access the Mainland market, he added.
Mr Lam then visited the office of a leading artificial intelligence software company born in Hong Kong to gain a better understanding of the business opportunities and challenges for the Hong Kong enterprises operating in Saudi Arabia.
He also attended a dinner with Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chang Hua.
The Secretary for Justice’s first-day programme included a tour of the At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Riyadh, which was the first capital of the Saudi Dynasty.

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