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City of Los Angeles signs agreement with TDC

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Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa with Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Fred Lam at the signing of the economic cooperation agreement between the City of Los Angeles and HKTDC.

The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, visited Hong Kong today (13 October) along with some 20 city officials and senior commissioners from the international trade and economic development bureau, Port of LA, LA Airport and LA Convention Centre. The group was also joined by a commercial delegation of around 20 business executives from Los Angeles.

Fred Lam, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) signed an economic cooperation agreement with the Mayor of Los Angeles, to further elevate the relationship of the two cities, and strengthen collaboration in promoting trade, technology, film & entertainment as well as supply chain management.

"We marvel at the growth in China and the miracle occuring right before our eyes. We look forward to working closer with you," said Mayor Villaraigosa.

"This agreement is a basis for future co-operation between Hong Kong and Los Angeles. We hope to form a bridge between our two cities, in serving our respective hinterlands and we hope that you will count on TDC to help you do business in Hong Kong and China," said Mr Lam.

The Mayor's visit reciprocates TDC Chairman Peter Woo's visit to Los Angeles in March 2006.

For media enquiries, please contact Harsha Harjani of TDC's Corporate Communication Department at 2584 4238.

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