President Xi Jinping met with outgoing Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On at the San Chok Un Guesthouse on Penha Hillk on Wednesday, pointing out that the central government fully acknowledges Chui’s diligent work during his 10 years as the chief executive.
The meeting took place shortly after Xi’s arrival in Macau for a three-day working visit.
Xi noted that Chui has led the local government to fully and faithfully implement the “One Country, Two Systems,” and strictly abide by the Constitution and the Basic Law to govern the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in a steady and pragmatic manner over the past decade, making a great number of new achievements, and consolidating and promoting prosperity and stability in Macau.
“The central government fully acknowledges your work,” Xi told Chui.
The president expressed the hope that Chui will continue to care about the development of the country and Macau, actively support the new chief executive and the MSAR government in their law-based governance, and continue to make contributions to the practice of “One Country, Two Systems.”
Extending a warm welcome, Chui said he was sincerely grateful to Xi and the central government for their care for Macau as well as their trust in and support for himself.
With the strong support of the central authorities, the MSAR government and people from all walks of life have in recent years made earnest efforts in advancing Macau’s prosperity and stability while developing an appropriately diversified economy, Chui said, pledging his utmost support for the new MSAR government in exercising law-based governance and his due contributions to Macau and the country.
Xi arrived Wednesday afternoon to attend a gathering marking the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to the motherland and the inauguration of the MSAR’s fifth-term government. He will also inspect the MSAR.