The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, will visit Zhengzhou in Henan Province on August 17 and 18 to promote Hong Kong's legal and dispute resolution services, and to enhance exchanges between the legal and dispute resolution sectors of Hong Kong and Henan Province.
Mr Yuen will attend the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation of lawyers and arbitrators in respect of the Belt and Road Initiative between the Small and Medium Law Firms Association of Hong Kong, the Henan Lawyers Association and the Zhengzhou Arbitration Commission. He will also attend the appointment ceremony of Hong Kong arbitrators by the Zhengzhou Arbitration Commission as arbitrators for foreign-related civil and commercial arbitration in Henan Province.
During his stay, Mr Yuen will meet with officials of the Department of Justice of Henan Province to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. He will also meet with representatives of the Henan Lawyers Association and the Zhengzhou Arbitration Commission to foster closer legal ties between the two places.
Mr Yuen will return to Hong Kong in the evening on August 18.
Ends/Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016