Financial Secretary Paul Chan continued his trip to Malaysia today by calling on Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Plantation & Commodities Fadillah Yusof and visiting the Universiti Malaya.
Mr Chan updated Mr Yusof on Hong Kong’s latest situation and development opportunities, highlighting that the city is an international financial, trade, shipping and innovation and technology centre situated in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area which is a market of high consumption power with a population of 87 million.
He welcomed Malaysian enterprises to make use of Hong Kong’s high value-added services and fundraising platform to open up a larger market and explore greater business opportunities.
At the Universiti Malaya, the finance chief briefed students about the latest developments and directions of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area and welcomed them to explore opportunities in Hong Kong as an ideal place for developing careers and new lives.
He pointed out that Hong Kong is full of opportunities due to its highly developed financial service, excellent quality of research and development and vibrant innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem, many massive infrastructure projects in the pipeline and as a place where Chinese and Western cultures meet.
Mr Chan also attended a luncheon hosted by Malaysian Minister for Science, Technology & Innovation Chang Lih Kang where they discussed I&T and economic development.
In the afternoon, Mr Chan met Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry of Malaysia Liew Chin Tong, with both sides expressing the wish to further foster bilateral economic and trade ties.
The Financial Secretary left for Singapore in the evening.