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Hong Kong's financial secretary to attend Taiwan co-operation meeting


08:39, September 21, 2012

HONG KONG, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang will lead a delegation to attend the third joint meeting between the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co- operation and Promotion Council, and the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council in Taipei on Sept. 25, according to the city's government news website Thursday.

During the trip, Tsang will meet representatives from the economic, trade and financial sectors, relevant personnel from the Taiwan authorities and Hong Kong people in Taiwan. He will also visit cultural and creative facilities in the city.

The two councils will review the achievements and progress of co-operation made in the past year, and make recommendations on possible new areas of co-operation to be pursued in future.

Officials joining the visit will include Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam, and permanent secretaries of relevant policy bureau.

Tsang will return to Hong Kong on Sept. 26. In his absence, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury KC Chan will act as financial secretary.

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