PM Sharif & Hong Kong Chief Executive discuss bilateral ties, future cooperation

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APP39-17 HONG KONG: May 17 – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif meets Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun Ying. APP

HONG KONG, May 17 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday

met the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-Ying and discussed the bilateral ties and ways to further enhance the cooperation in multiple spheres.
The prime minister arrived here Tuesday on a three-day visit from Chines
Hangzhou city.
He was accompanied by Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir
Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khalid, Chairman Board of Investment Miftah Ismail and others.
The chief executive was accompanied by Finance Secretary Hong Kong Paul
CHAN Mo Po, Commissioner for Belt and Road Yvonne CHOI Ying Pik and Secretary Treasury.
On his arrival at the Government House, the prime minister was received
by the chief executive.
Both the leaders warmly shook hands and the prime minister also penned
his comments in the guests book.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the matters of mutual
interest and bilateral relations between Pakistan and Hong Kong.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Sharif said that Pakistan and
Hong Kong enjoyed brotherly relations. He said Hong Kong was one of his favorite places.
He said that Pakstan had strong relations with Hong Kong and there was a
great scope for trade and economic relations between the two countries.
He stressed that the cooperation between the two countries in different
sectors must be enhanced.
Prime Minister Sharif said that several companies of Hong Kong had their
permanent offices in Pakistan which testified their trust in the country.
He said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor would enable traders to
transport their goods to the world through Gwadar Port.
The prime minister said that the Pakistan’s liberal trade policies
provided ample opportunities to the investors of Hong Kong.
He also encouragd the businessmen from Hong Kong to take active part in
CPEC which was in the mutual benefit of the two nations.
In his remarks, the Hong Kong Chief Executive welcomed the prime
minister to Hong Kong.
He said that Pakistan and Hong Kong had strong relations based on the
history.
The chief executive said that the two countries were cooperating with
each other in multiple spheres.
He also called for enhancing the economic cooperation between Pakistan
and Hong Kong.