The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council (ECCPC):
The Air Services Arrangement between Hong Kong and Taiwan was signed in Hong Kong today (December 30) and came into immediate effect. The Arrangement was signed by the representatives of the ECCPC and the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council (THEC) who had been duly authorised by the relevant authorities of the two sides.
The ECCPC and the THEC held their first joint meeting in Taipei in August last year. Both sides supported that the two places would continue to explore measures to enhance the transport services between Hong Kong and Taiwan, including actively updating the air services arrangements between the two places. The Arrangement, being the first signed by the ECCPC and the THEC since their establishment, underlines the significance of air services between Hong Kong and Taiwan, and is a milestone in the two sides' civil aviation development.
The gist of the text of the Arrangement can be found in the press release "Air Services Arrangement with Taiwan signed" issued by the Transport and Housing Bureau.
Ends/Friday, December 30, 2011
Hong Kong and Taiwan sign Air Services Arrangement
The Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council (ECCPC) and the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council (THEC) signed the Air Services Arrangement in Hong Kong today (December 30). The photo shows the Director of the ECCPC, Mr John Leung (right), and the Director of the THEC, Mr Chu Shi, exchanging the text of the Air Services Arrangement after signing it.