Chief Executive John Lee (first left) meets Saudi Arabian Minister of Communications & Information Technology Abdullah Alswaha (first right) at the LEAP 2023 technology conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo from

HK fosters cooperation with Saudi Arabia

CE Lee discussed possible collaboration on I&T development.

Chief Executive John Lee pushed for closer cooperation on innovation and technology (I&T) between Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia during his visit to the country.

Lee met with Saudi Arabian Minister of Communications & Information Technology Abdullah Alswaha, amongst others, to discuss possible collaboration in the area.

The Chief Executive also spoke at LEAP 2023 technology conference and stressed that the "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government attaches great importance to the development of the I&T industry and it will work together with other cities in the bay area in developing an international I&T centre."

Lee also welcomed technology enterprises from around the globe to capitalise on Hong Kong's advantages of enjoying the country's steadfast support whilst staying highly connected with the rest of the world, as well as building and expanding their businesses in the city.

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