The Foreign Ministry is committed to supporting Hong Kong and Macao in their multilateral exchanges in the combat against the financial crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government officials will join the Chinese delegation for the London financial summit in April after their presence at the Washington financial summit last year, he said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary session.
"We have always been encouraging the international organizations to have Hong Kong and Macao in minds" when planning meetings, he said. "We support government officials and people in the two regions to participate in overseas multilateral events."
"With the strong support from the central government, people in the two regions will succeed in combating against the financial crisis," Yang said.
(Xinhua News Agency March 7, 2009)