Dear Editor ,
I would like to provide you with some information regarding His Majesty’s visit to Hong Kong as follows:
To begin with, His Majesty’s visit to Beijing is very successful and H. E. Mr. Hu Jintao, Chinese President, had a cordial meeting with His Majesty and invited Their Majesties to a formal state banquet.
Their Majesties arrived in Hong Kong by CX102 on 13 October for a private visit, flew to Beijing by CA108 on 18 October and were back to Hong Kong by CA117 on 19 October, then left for Sydney by CX101 on 21 October. The Government of the Hong Kong SAR provided appropriate courtesy and security in accordance with the rules and regulations for receiving a head of State in Hong Kong. As Their Majesties arrived in Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR arranged the VIP Room at the airport for Their Majesties and designated the protoThe Kingcol personnel to meet with and see off Their Majesties at the airport.
In order to make it convenient for His Majesty to get on and off a vehicle, a 7-seat vehicle prepared for the State distinguished guests was provided for His Majesty during the stay in Hong Kong by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR in line with the consensus from the consultations with the Tongan side, and security officers and security vehicle were also made a! vailable to His Majesty by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. H.E. Mr. Yang Wenchang, the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong SAR invited Their Majesties to a formal dinner.
I have further the information that His Majesty expressed on several occasions his satisfaction and thanks for the courtesy and security provided by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR and the arrangements made by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong SAR to both their escort officers.
I, therefore, seek your kind assistance in making clarifications to those who made the allegations in whatever manner and means so as to help to bring this matter to light.
( Wu Kesheng)
First Secretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
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