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Temporary office of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Jakarta commences operation

     The temporary office of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (ETO) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) in Jakarta commenced operation today (June 13).

     "The main responsibilities of the Jakarta ETO are to represent the HKSARG in matters between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a whole, and handle in particular matters between Hong Kong and four ASEAN countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines. Together with the Singapore ETO, the two ETOs will strengthen our ties with the ASEAN countries and enhance our trade and economic relations with the region," the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said.

     Two Hong Kong-based officers have been posted to the Jakarta ETO and will initially operate in the temporary office to help build up connections and prepare for the setting up of the long-term office, so that the latter can start operation as soon as possible.

     The temporary office is located at Unit 19, Level 11, One Pacific Place, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan 12190, Indonesia (Tel: (62-21) 2783 0616; Fax: (62-21) 2985 9889; Email: hketo_jkt@hketojakarta.gov.hk. Details of the long-term office will be announced in due course.

Ends/Monday, June 13, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:36