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Governor of the DIFC Hosts Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
Press Release
01 February 2008
His Excellency Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) today welcomed The Honourable Sir Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, along with a 24 member delegation from Hong Kong. The visit to Dubai aims to further strengthen political and economic ties between the two financial hubs.

Nasser Al Shaali, Chief Executive Officer of the DIFC Authority said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome our friends from Hong Kong to the DIFC. As a new global financial centre, we admire the achievements of Hong Kong in having established itself as an internationally recognised business hub. We look forward to developing and fortifying our relationship with the city, and we hope to learn from their example and be able to compare our regional accomplishments with their success in Asia, and indeed the world over.”

The Honourable Sir Donald Tsang has been the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) of the People’s Republic of China since 21 June 2005.  He was re-elected on 25 March 2007 as the third-term Chief Executive, and was formally appointed by the Central People’s Government on 2 April 2007. Prior to this, he has held various positions within the HKSARG including Chief Secretary for Administration and Financial Secretary.  

Other members of the delegation include: The Hon. Ronald Arculli; Choi Yiu-Kwan; Lau Ying-pan Edmond; Eddy C. Fong; Dr. Au King-Lun; The Hon. Laura Cha; David Eldon; He Guangbei; Ho Tsu Kwok Charles; Ho Kent Ching Tak; Lester G. Huang; Hung Pi Cheng Benjamin; Frank Kwong; Christopher Lee; Kenny Lee; Dr. The Hon. David K. P. Li; Brian Li Man Bun; Sukyi Yau; Raymond Chan Yuk Ming; Ming Wai Lau; Dr. Lu Yuen Cheung Ronald; Alexander Lui Yiu Wah; Robert Ng; and Dr. Paul Y.L. Tong.     

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About the DIFC:
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is an onshore hub for global finance. It bridges the time gap between the financial centres of Hong Kong and London and services a region with the largest untapped emerging market for financial services.

In just three years, over 500 firms have registered at the DIFC. They operate in an open environment complemented with world-class regulations and standards. The DIFC offers its member institutions incentives such as 100 per cent foreign ownership, zero tax on income and profits and no restrictions on foreign exchange. In addition their business benefits from modern infrastructure, operational support and business continuity facilities of uncompromisingly high standards.

For more information, please contact:
Amira Abdulla                                                               
PR Manager                                                                 
Dubai International Financial Centre                                
Tel: +971 4 362 2433                                                     
E-mail: [email protected]                                        

Shaima Al Zarouni
Assistant PR Manager
Dubai International Financial Centre
Tel: +971 4 362 2432
E-mail: [email protected]

Iman Ahmad
Regional Media Relations Manager
Dubai International Financial Centre
Tel: +971 4 362 2685

© Press Release 2008 from Dubai International Financial Centre

Article originally published by Press Release 01-Feb-08
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