Chief Executive acknowledges Legislative Council’s approval of 2023 Policy Address

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24th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, expressed his gratitude to the Legislative Council (LegCo) for passing the Motion of Thanks regarding the Chief Executive’s 2023 Policy Address. The motion was approved today, 24th November, marking an important step in Hong Kong’s governance. Mr Lee commended the Policy Address, titled ‘A Vibrant Economy for a Caring Community,’ for its comprehensive assessment of past achievements and its introduction of new areas of focus. The address reflects Mr Lee’s vision and commitment to Hong Kong’s future. The policy measures included were carefully crafted, taking into account public opinions and input from various sectors. It is intended to benefit all residents of Hong Kong.

During the debate on the Motion of Thanks, LegCo Members provided valuable insights and suggestions on different aspects addressed in the Policy Address. Mr Lee expressed his appreciation for their contributions, particularly regarding the upholding of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, safeguarding national security, improving governance, stimulating economic growth, addressing societal concerns and challenges, promoting harmony and stability, and fostering youth development. The government will thoroughly analyze and study these views to ensure that the implementation of relevant measures aligns with the needs and expectations of the public.

Mr Lee emphasized his commitment to maintaining strong communication and coordination with the LegCo throughout the policy implementation process. He aims to enhance the relationship between the executive and legislative branches, fostering greater collaboration and effectiveness. By working together, they can unleash the full potential of the principle of ‘patriots administering Hong Kong,’ bringing about positive change and progress.

The approval of the Motion of Thanks signifies the LegCo’s endorsement of the Chief Executive’s Policy Address and its underlying vision. It sets the stage for the implementation of key initiatives outlined in the address and reinforces the government’s dedication to addressing the pressing issues faced by Hong Kong’s residents.

In the coming months, the government will diligently execute the proposed measures, ensuring their alignment with the public’s expectations and aspirations. Continuous engagement with the LegCo and other stakeholders will be prioritized to foster cooperation and deliver outcomes that benefit the people of Hong Kong.

Mr Lee concluded by expressing his appreciation to the LegCo for their active participation and valuable input during the deliberations on the Motion of Thanks. He remains steadfast in his commitment to lead Hong Kong towards a prosperous and inclusive future, driven by the collective efforts of all stakeholders involved in the governance process.