CE discusses with LegCo President arrangements for current-term LegCo to continue to discharge duties (with photo)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (August 11) met with the President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Mr Andrew Leung, to relay to him the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) today for the sixth-term LegCo to continue to discharge duties and exchange initial views on the resumption of operation of the LegCo.
     Stressing that the postponement of the LegCo General Election was a very difficult decision, she told Mr Leung that it was a necessary decision in view of the COVID-19 epidemic, public safety and public health as well as to ensure the election can be conducted openly and fairly. She said she was pleased to note that the decision has been well received by the community, including pro-establishment LegCo members.
     "The current epidemic situation in Hong Kong remains severe and various sectors have been hard hit. Even after the epidemic has eased, there will still be plenty of work in relation to economic recovery and relieving people's burdens, which would require the sincere co-operation of the executive and the legislature. I hope that under the continued leadership of Mr Leung, LegCo members can set aside their differences and disputes, and rebuild mutual trust for the well-being of the Hong Kong people," Mrs Lam said.
     Mrs Lam said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is hammering out at full steam details of the anti-epidemic work supported by the Central People's Government and the Government is pleased to explain it to LegCo members later in detail. She will also meet the current-term LegCo members in batches gradually to listen to their views.

Ends/Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:15