HK senior official visits Russia, UK, Ireland

08:18, June 17, 2010      

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Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury KC Chan left for St. Petersburg Wednesday on a week-long visit to Russia, the United Kingdom and Ireland to promote Hong Kong as an international financial center.

Chan will attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17 to 19, according to a bulletin released on Wednesday by the Information Services Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government.

Chan will also meet the Head of the Federal Service for the Financial Markets of Russia Vladimir Milovidov and Chairman of the External Affairs Committee of the St Petersburg City Government Alexander Prokhorenko.

The statement added that Chan will sign the comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation with the UK in London on June 21 and with Ireland in Dublin on June 22.

He will speak at two luncheon meetings, one organized by Chatham House in London and another organized in Dublin by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Brussels) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

During his stay in London and Dublin, Chan will meet senior officials, including Deputy Governor (Financial Stability) of the Bank of England Paul Tucker, Lord Mayor of the City of London Nicholas Anstee and Minister of Finance of Ireland Brian Lenihan.

Chan will return to Hong Kong on June 24, said the statement.

Source: Xinhua

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