Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam welcomed Major General Peng Jingtang's assumption of office as Commander-in-chief of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison on Monday.
Carrie Lam said that the Hong Kong Garrison is a symbol of national sovereignty and has been performing its functions and responsibilities in the region in strict accordance with the Basic Law, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Garrisoning of the HKSAR and other relevant laws.
The Hong Kong Garrison has always been well-disciplined and law-abiding, providing staunch support for maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of the HKSAR, said Lam.
She also said she believes that the Hong Kong Garrison will continue to uphold its excellent tradition of contributing to the HKSAR, working with the HKSAR Government to jointly safeguard the sovereignty, security and development interests of the nation and help maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.
(With input from The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)