The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Donald Tsang will deliver a keynote speech at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday 12 April at 5:00 pm, as part of his official visit to Chile.
The highest administrative authority of this territory will deliver a keynote speech entitled "Hong Kong's role in China's development". He will be received by the Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC Antonio Prado on behalf of the United Nations regional commission.
Authorities, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, the academia, international organizations officials and civil society representatives are expected to attend the event.
Donald Tsang has been Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China since 21 June 2005. On 25 March 2007, he was re-elected to serve for the third time as Chief Executive and was officially appointed as such by the Central Government of the People's Republic of China on 2 April the same year. His current term will end on 30 June 2012. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and several honorary doctorates from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong.
The media are invited to attend this keynote speech to be delivered in English (simultaneous interpretation available).
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