Hong Kong's chief executive-elect Carrie Lam to visit Beijing on April 9 to receive letter of appointment

Mrs Carrie Lam is expected to meet President Xi Jinping during her first official trip to the Chinese capital since she was elected on March 26, 2017.
Mrs Carrie Lam is expected to meet President Xi Jinping during her first official trip to the Chinese capital since she was elected on March 26, 2017.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's chief executive-elect Carrie Lam will visit Beijing on Sunday (April 9) to receive her official letter of appointment from Premier Li Keqiang.

"Mrs Lam will receive from Premier Li Keqiang the instrument of appointment as the Fifth Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region," a government statement said on Thursday.

She will be accompanied by her husband Lam Siu Por, secretary-general Jessie Ting, private secretary Sidney Chan, and press secretary Terence Yu, according to the statement.

The South China Morning Post reported that Mrs Lam is expected to meet President Xi Jinping during her four-day trip.

It will be Mrs Lam's first official trip to the Chinese capital since she was elected on March 26 by a 1,194-member electoral college packed with mostly Beijing loyalists.

She will take over from Leung Chun-ying as Hong Kong's top leader in July.