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SCED attends WTO Informal Ministerial Gathering in Switzerland

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, attended the World Trade Organization (WTO) Informal Ministerial Gathering in Davos, Switzerland, today (January 23, Davos time).

     At the gathering, Ministers exchanged views on how meaningful outcomes may be achieved in future WTO negotiations and on what steps should be taken in the short term to advance the WTO negotiating agenda.

     Speaking at the working session of the gathering, Mr So said that Hong Kong, China is open-minded and ready to engage. "We are willing to work closely with other WTO Members to explore different negotiating formats and approaches that can help reinvigorate the negotiations, while upholding the primacy and relevance of the multi-lateral trading system," he said.

     Mr So will return to Hong Kong tomorrow evening (January 24).

Ends/Saturday, January 23, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:53