Source: Hong Kong Information Services
Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau will attend trade meetings in Chile and France, and strengthen bilateral relations between Hong Kong and the UK in London.
He will first attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Vina del Mar, Chile from May 17 to 18 to join discussions with ministers of other member economies on various topics and sign an agreement between Hong Kong and Mexico.
Mr Yau will then visit London from May 20 to 21 to meet senior government officials and parliamentarians to explore further co-operation on bilateral trade and creative industries development.
He will deliver a keynote speech at a seminar on Hong Kong creative industries and design and will speak on Hong Kong’s latest economic and trade situation as well as its role in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Belt & Road Initiative at a roundtable discussion.
On May 22 and 23, Mr Yau will attend the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development in Paris.
He will attend a ministerial dinner hosted by the Slovak Republic and join a session on digital trade.
Mr Yau will also attend the World Trade Organization Informal Ministerial Gathering to discuss issues relating to the organisation’s reform and achievable outcomes for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference next year.
He will return to Hong Kong on May 24.
Under Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Bernard Chan will be Acting Secretary during Mr Yau’s absence.