Hong Kong – Chief Executive-elect continues to meet with legislators (with photos)

Chief Executive-elect continues to meet with legislators (with photos)

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     The Chief Executive-elect, Mr John Lee, has continued to meet and exchange views with Legislative Council (LegCo) Members today (May 20) in two sessions, the first session with legislators from the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, and the second with those from the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions and the Third Side, as well as some others.



     Mr Lee listened to their views on the new-term Government on a wide range of issues, including fighting the epidemic, resumption of normal travel, economic development, employment, assistance to the unemployed, land and housing as well as youth development.



     Thanking them for the views expressed, Mr Lee also introduced the proposed reorganisation of the government structure during both meetings. He stressed that the reorganisation of bureaux allows individual bureaux to handle issues of public concern in a more focused and detailed manner and generates a synergy effect. The creation of three deputy secretaries of departments also helps to strengthen governance and co-ordination capabilities, facilitate cross-bureau and cross-department co-ordination, and enhance governance efficiency.



     Mr Lee said that representatives of the Office of the Chief Executive-elect would continue to attend LegCo’s relevant committee meetings to address legislators’ questions and comments. He appealed to all LegCo Members to support the reorganisation proposal and expressed the hope that the relevant legislative and funding procedures could be completed by mid-June, so that the new government structure could take effect on July 1.

Hong Kong – Chief Executive-elect visits CPG offices in Hong Kong (with photos)

Chief Executive-elect visits CPG offices in Hong Kong (with photos)

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     ​The Chief Executive-elect, Mr John Lee, continued to make courtesy calls this afternoon (May 9), visiting various offices of the Central People’s Government (CPG) in Hong Kong.

 

    Mr Lee first called on the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr Luo Huining, at the Liaison Office. He said the new-term Government will stay true to the letter and spirit of the “one country, two systems” principle, and hope to receive continued strong support and assistance from the CPG, so that Hong Kong could make use of its unique functional position under the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan to actively integrate into the country’s overall development, strengthen the city’s role as a first-class international metropolis, and fully enhance its competitiveness in the pursuit of sustainable development.

 

    He subsequently called on the Head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Zheng Yanxiong. He thanked the Office for supporting HKSAR’s work of safeguarding national security, adding that the new-term Government will attach great importance to laying a stable foundation for future development.

 

    He then called on the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Liu Guangyuan. He said Hong Kong, facing keen global competition, looks forward to continued backing from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its external work.

 

    The Chief Executive-elect concluded his visits by meeting the Commander-in-chief of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison, Major General Peng Jingtang, and the Political Commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, Navy Rear Admiral Lai Ruxin, at the Headquarters of the Garrison.

Hong Kong – Chief Executive Election result

Chief Executive Election result (with video)

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     The result of the voting for the 2022 Chief Executive Election today (May 8) is as follows:



     Candidate                              Number of valid “support” votes obtained

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     John Lee Ka-chiu                                    1 416



     The Returning Officer for the election, Mr Justice Keith Yeung Kar-hung, declared under Section 28 of the Chief Executive Election Ordinance (Cap 569) that John Lee Ka-chiu was elected as he obtained more than 750 valid “support” votes cast.



     The notice of the election result will be published in the Gazette as soon as possible.

Goa Chief Minister calls on the Prime Minister


Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.



The Prime Minister Office tweeted :



“The CM of Goa @DrPramodPSawant called on PM @narendramodi.”

The CM of Goa @DrPramodPSawant called on PM @narendramodi. pic.twitter.com/XDR6FtfqwM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 29, 2022

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Canada – Chief of the Defence Staff announces first 2022 Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior promotions and appointments

General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced the first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments and promotions for 2022.

April 21, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced the first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments and promotions for 2022. The CAF’s requirement for General and Flag Officers is driven by the need to lead defence priorities at the institutional level, create and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture, and project leadership abroad.

·       Lieutenant-General J.J.M.J. Paul will be appointed Commander Canadian Army, in Ottawa.

·       Major-General S.R. Kelsey will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and appointed Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, in Naples Italy, replacing Lieutenant-General J.J.M.J. Paul.

·       Major-General E.J. Kenny will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and appointed Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General A.D. Meinzinger, who will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces.

·       Rear-Admiral A.I. Topshee will be promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and appointed Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral C.A. Baines, who will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The CAF’s promotion-selection process is evolving to select from among the best leaders who demonstrate strength of character and professional excellence.

All promotion candidates completed evidence-based character assessments in order to be considered eligible for promotion. A multi-rater (e.g. 360 degree) assessment was used as a confirmatory tool for candidates under active consideration for promotion. The group of evaluators for the multi-rater assessments were selected from as diverse a group as possible in order to obtain a holistic perspective of the candidate’s leadership behaviours and effectiveness. In addition to a number of due diligence verifications, each promotion candidate also underwent an interview by a third party, external to Department of National Defence and CAF, which focused on personal experiences, self awareness, past challenges, failures, and successes.

More information regarding this promotion selection process can be found here.

Further promotions, appointments, and retirements will be announced once they’ve been confirmed.

Biographies of senior officers may be made available upon request by contacting Media Relations.

Media Relations

Department of National Defence

Phone: 613-904-3333

Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca