Mark Field, the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, is visiting Hong Kong today to discuss the UK relationship with the former British colony.
Field, who will also be visiting China, South Korea and Singapore, said:
“Hong Kong is of great importance to the UK, and our long-standing commitment to Hong Kong as co-signatory of the Joint Declaration is as strong as ever. I am delighted to be the first UK Minister to visit Hong Kong since the 20th anniversary of the handover earlier this year.
The UK remains committed to strengthening its deep and wide-ranging relationship with Hong Kong across a number of areas, including trade and investment, education, culture, innovation and technology, and I look forward to discussing these issues and more during my visit”.