Developing the free trade zone and tapping opportunities brought by the "Belt and Road" initiative was top of the agenda at the 18th Hong Kong-Guangdong Cooperation Joint Conference in Hong Kong.
During the meeting, Zhu Xiaodan, governor of Guangdong Province, said the region's newly formed Free Trade Zone would open to Hong Kong companies and investors. He also said the "Belt and Road" development initiatives provides ample opportunities to deepen bilateral cooperation.
That view is shared by Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Leung Chun-ying. He said Hong Kong highly values cooperation with Guangdong, and wants to make joint efforts to unleash opportunities in the coming decades.
There were also five cooperative agreements signed on education, food safety, e-commerce, intellectual property and joint rescue coordination.