10 December 2014, Abu Dhabi,UAE

Abu Dhabi Global Market Welcomes Financial Secretary of HongKong and Delegation

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, yesterday welcomed a high-profile delegation headed by the Honourable John C Tsang, GBM, JP, the Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Hosted by Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman of ADGM, the Hong Kong delegation included over 30 senior representatives from public and private entities; such as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Securities Association Limited, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, PineBridge Investments and Pacific Century Group.

Commenting on the delegation’s visit, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman of ADGM, said: “We are delighted to welcome and host Mr Tsang and the accompanying delegation from Hong Kong here at Abu Dhabi Global Market. As we continue to achieve new milestones in our journey to realising our ambition of becoming one of the world’s leading international financial centres, we will actively seek and maintain open communication channels with leading players internationally.”

Mr John Tsang, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong commented: “Abu Dhabi has an admirable vision, a vibrant economy as well as a pleasant and liveable environment. It enjoys a strong fiscal position, a high level of stability and a well-respected reputation, which provide the ideal backdrop for the establishment of a leading international financial centre. We look forward to working closely with the Abu Dhabi Global Market and further strengthening our ties with the Emirate.”