STH to visit Greece, France and Spain3 June 2016Issued at HKT 15:50
The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung,will depart from Hong Kong tomorrow night (June 4) to begin a visit to Europe.
As Chairman of the newly established Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board,Professor Cheung will lead a delegation of the Board to promote Hong Kong's maritime services in Greece. They will attend a business luncheon seminar in Athens in the afternoon on June 6, and Professor Cheung will deliver a keynote speech there. In the evening, they will attend the opening ceremony of Posidonia 2016, a large-scale international shipping exhibition, where Professor Cheung will officiate at the opening of the Hong Kong Pavilion.
On June 7, Professor Cheung will head to France to accompany the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, on his visit to Toulouse and Paris. Professor Cheung will make use of his stay in Paris to call on the French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Mr Alain Vidalies. He will also visit Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and meet the Chief Airport Operations Officer, Mr Franck Goldnadel.
Professor Cheung will fly to Spain on June 9 to officiate at a celebration marking Cathay Pacific Airways' inaugural flight to Madrid.
Professor Cheung will return to Hong Kong in the morning on June 11. During his absence, the Under Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Yau Shing-mu, will be the Acting Secretary for Transport and Housing.