Carrie Lam, Japan FM agree on more co-operation

Local | 2 Nov 2018 3:57 pm

On the final day of her visit to Japan today, the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

met with Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Taro Kono.

She pointed out that Hong Kong and Japan have long maintained a close connection in many areas including economic affairs, trade and tourism, and that this visit has helped to further strengthen co-operation between the two sides, particularly in innovation and technology.

She said that during her stay in Japan, she met with representatives of a number of research institutions, universities and the industry to introduce to them the advantages and prospects of Hong Kong's scientific research, and that she realises that both sides are keen to further their co-operation, including on how to develop an international I&T hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.

She added that she believes that the visit has been a good new start and looks forward to maintaining close contact with various sectors in Japan to implement co-operation in different areas.

After the meeting, the two sides issued a joint statement expressing the aspirations of both parties to leverage on Hong Kong's role as an international trade and financial center as well as the advantage of "one country, two systems" to further deepen and broaden practical co-operation.

The statement also states both sides' specific views on trade, tourism, I&T and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as sports and culture.

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