The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, will depart for Paris, France, tonight (June 5) to attend the Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He will also visit Hungary to forge closer economic and trade ties between Hong Kong and Hungary.
At the MCM of the OECD in Paris on June 7 (Paris time), Mr Yau will join a discussion session with participating ministers on trade policies for resilient and inclusive growth. He will also meet with the French business sector to promote Hong Kong's advantages and business opportunities.
After the OECD meeting, Mr Yau will visit Budapest, Hungary, from June 8 to 9 (Budapest time). He will attend a roundtable luncheon with Hungarian business leaders and also meet with senior officials to have exchanges on economic and trade co-operation issues.
Mr Yau will then depart for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend the 10th Arab-China Business Conference on June 11 (Riyadh time). Under the theme of "Collaborating for Prosperity", the event aims to promote co-operation between China and the Arab nations in the areas of economy, trade and investment.
Mr Yau will return to Hong Kong on June 12. The Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan, will be the Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development during Mr Yau's absence.
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