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Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry builds closer ties with TDC

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Pictured is TDC Deputy Executive Director Mr Alan Wong with the Vice President of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Alfonso Carcasona Garcia at the signing ceremony held in Hong Kong today.
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Pictured from left to right are Mr Jose Luis Garcia-Tapia, Consul (Senior Trade Commissioner) of the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in Hong Kong, Mr Alan Wong, Deputy Executive Director of TDC, Mr. David Cierco Jimenez de Parga, Director General for the Development of Information Society of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain, Mr. Camilo Alonso-Vega, Consul-General of Spain in Hong Kong, and Mr. Alfonso Carcasona Garcia, Vice President of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) signed a trade and economic cooperation agreement with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today to further build the business links between Madrid and Hong Kong.

The MCCI was present in Hong Kong for the ITU Telecom World 2006 event, with a delegation of 13 companies. The Vice-President of the MCCI, Mr. Alfonso Carcasona Garcia, signed the agreement with TDC's deputy executive director, Mr. Alan Wong.

"This agreement will enhance our existing cooperation and bring our relationship much closer together," said Mr Wong. "We are keen to reach out to more Spanish companies in your region, and help them do business in China with Hong Kong partners, with the support of TDC's services."

The agreement aimed to promote bilateral cooperation for the development of trade & economic relations between Madrid and Hong Kong, through fostering a spirit of better coordination between the business communities of both regions.

"We would like to help more companies in Madrid reach markets in Hong Kong and China, and also facilitate Hong Kong companies considering doing business with Spain to start with Madrid partners," said Mr. Carcasona.

The agreement was signed in the presence of the Consul-General of Spain in Hong Kong, Mr. Camilo Alonso-Vega and the Director General for the Development of Information Society of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain, Mr. David Cierco Jimenez de Parga.

Bilateral trade between Spain and Hong Kong grew by 17% to US$2.7 billion in 2005.

For media enquiries, please contact Harsha Harjani of TDC's Corporate Communication Department at 2584 4238 or harsha.harjani@tdc.org.hk

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