Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Prof Sun Dong will lead a delegation of representatives from the innovation and technology (I&T) sector on a visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on March 3, with a view to strengthening Hong Kong’s I&T co-operation with the two countries.

Prof Sun will visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 3 and 4, where he will attend the LEAP 2024 technology conference to inaugurate the Hong Kong Pavilion staged by the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Cyberport. He will also deliver a keynote speech at the conference on Hong Kong as the “super value-adder” in fostering global I&T collaboration.

The delegation will then visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from March 5 to 7. Their itinerary includes meetings with local political, business and I&T leaders as well as visits to local I&T clusters and enterprises.

The tech chief will return to Hong Kong on March 8. During his absence, Under Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Lillian Cheong will be Acting Secretary.


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