Photo: Financial Secretary John Tsang delivering a speech at Cathay Pacific Inaugural Flight Dinner in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Provided)
On September 24, Financial Secretary John Tsang delivered a speech at Cathay Pacific Inaugural Flight Dinner in Dusseldorf, Germany, as part of his trip to Central Europe.
Celebrating the launching of direct passenger flights between Hong Kong and Dusseldorf, Tsang said he was impressed by the sheer fact that more than 150 million people live within a radius of 500 kilometres of Dusseldorf, accounting for nearly 32% of the European Union’s total population and 50% of the entity’s purchasing power. Tsang also noted that Germany is Hong Kong International Airport’s second biggest passenger market.
“Hong Kong and Dusseldorf have a good deal in common. Hong Kong is also strategically located: at the heart of Asia and the southern gateway to Mainland China, we are the perfect pivot between East and West,” Tsang said.