Chief Executive Lee Ka-chao led a delegation to visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. When he attended the local science and technology forum, he said that after three years of the epidemic, Hong Kong is now ready to open up and connect to the world, and has fully cleared customs with the mainland. He described Hong Kong as returning to the stage , is also ready to communicate with all walks of life, and introduces the vision of developing Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology center and cooperating with innovation and technology centers around the world.
The Chief Executive, Mr Lee Kar-chao, led a delegation to visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and delivered a speech at the local science and technology forum.
When Li Jiachao attended the technology forum, he started with "Hello from Hong Kong" as his opening speech, and continued to mention that Hong Kong has experienced three years of epidemics and is now ready to open up and connect to the world.
He pointed out that Hong Kong has also fully cleared customs with the Mainland today, describing that Hong Kong has returned to the stage and is ready to communicate with all walks of life and bring them business opportunities.
He continued to mention that Hong Kong has recently launched the "Hello Hong Kong!" (Hello Hong Kong)" promotional project, which will distribute a total of 500,000 free air tickets to tourists from all over the world. In addition, Hong Kong has no restrictions and welcomes businessmen from all over the world. Or tourists, politicians, media, entertainment and other sectors come back to Hong Kong.
Li Jiachao continued to mention that Hong Kong will develop into an international innovation and technology center. The Hong Kong government has released a blueprint for the development of Hong Kong's innovation and technology earlier, and has plans to introduce enterprises and talents.
He mentioned that he believes that after Hong Kong becomes an innovation and technology center, there will be more cooperation with global scientific research centers.
Li Jiachao then met with Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
The GCC member states are important trade and investment partners of Hong Kong. The total bilateral merchandise trade in 2021 will exceed US$16 billion. In recent years, the GCC countries have been committed to developing a diversified economy. He said that from new energy and traditional energy to smart cities, Transportation, logistics, financial technology and biotechnology, etc., Hong Kong will provide great opportunities for GCC enterprises and investors.
He met with Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) in the afternoon local time.
He and his team introduced to Nasser in detail the unique advantages of Hong Kong as the world's major international financial center under the development of one country, two systems and the Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong can provide Saudi Aramco with a full range of financial and professional services, including assistance in listing in Hong Kong, handling capital arrangements and Explore investment opportunities; at the same time point out that Hong Kong is the world's largest RMB offshore hub, which can play a positive role in asset diversification and security.
Chief Executive Li Jiachao was greeted at the airport by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.
(Facebook picture of Li Jiachao)
After completing their trip in Saudi Arabia, they set off for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to continue attracting business and promoting Hong Kong.
Arriving in Abu Dhabi in the evening, he was greeted at the airport by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Zhang Yiming, Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Arab Emirates, and Shaikh Saoud Ali Al Mulla, UAE Consul General in Hong Kong.
▼On February 5, Li Jiachao launched a visit to Saudi Arabia▼
Li Jiachao visits the Middle East and hopes to invite Saudi Aramco to consider listing in Hong Kong Li Jiachao Middle East visit｜Meet with the Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia to start negotiations on the promotion and protection of investment agreements Advantages can meet local needs Lee Ka-chao’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pointed out that the diversified development of the two places is just in line with Hong Kong’s advantages