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HONG KONG: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday met with the Chief Executive-elect of Hong Kong's Special Administrative Region and discussed the potential of Pakistan and Hong Kong to tap their potential to the maximum.

The Prime Minister congratulated Mrs Carrie Lam on her overwhelming victory in the elections of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong and also felicitated her on becoming the first female head of the government.

He appreciated the contributions of Mrs Carrie Lam for maintaining the position of Hong Kong as global leader in financial services and trade.

He mentioned that Hong Kong's 35,000 Pakistani origin residents were making valuable contribution in all spheres of economic activities.

The Prime Minister apprised the Chief Executive-elect on his participation in the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing and his meetings with the Chinese leadership.

He highlighted the achievements of Pakistan's economy and progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The two sides discussed matters related to bilateral investment and education sector including increasing number of scholarships for students in Hong Kong universities.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017

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