Macao’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has sent a congratulatory message to Hong Kong’s chief executive elect John Lee Ka-chiu upon the latter’s victory in the neighbouring SAR’s 2022 Chief Executive Election today.
Ho said Hong Kong and Macao had the same cultural roots and were closely connected in terms of “geographic location, people-to-people ties as well as economic and trade activities”, while the two cities also “enjoyed effective exchange and cooperation”, according to the Government Information Bureau (GCS).
He added he looked forward to seeing “the two SARs continuing their close partnership in order to make new advances related to the high-quality development” of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), and in relation to the two cities’ joint contributions to the nation’s overall development.
“Such effort would create further opportunities for respective development, and fresh conditions for each citizen to live a better life,” said Ho.
Lee, Hong Kong’s former chief secretary, will start his five-year term on 1 July, succeeding Carrie Lam, who chose not to run for re-election.