Cablegate: Hksarg Letter of Congratulations To
OO RUEHCN RUEHGH RUEHVC
DE RUEHHK #2045 3120051
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 070051Z NOV 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6192
INFO RUEHOO/CHINA POSTS COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS HONG KONG 002045
DEPT FOR S/ES-CR, S/ES-O, EAP/CM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV HK
SUBJECT: HKSARG LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS TO
REF: STATE 118192
1. (U) Below is the text of a letter of congratulations to
President-elect Obama from Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. We will
forward the original, and fax a copy, to EAP/CM.
2. Begin text:
Mr. Barack Obama
United States of America
Dear President-Elect Obama:
On behalf of the people of Hong Kong, I extend my
sincere congratulations to you on your election victory.
Your win heralds a new chapter in history - not just for
the people of the United States, but for the relationship
between your country and the rest of the world.
We are confident that, under your leadership, the United
States will remain committed to the ideals of open trade, and
will play a leading role to stabilise global financial
markets during this time of turmoil.
I can assure you that Hong Kong, as a global financial
centre, will work closely with the United States and other
international partners to restore calm and confidence to the
I take this opportunity, also, to extend to you an open
invitation to visit Hong Kong, which is home to one of the
largest concentrations of American citizens and business
interests in Asia, including more than 850 companies with
regional offices or operations.
Hong Kong and the United States have long enjoyed a
cordial and fruitful relationship and I look forward to
strengthening that relationship during your Presidency.
With my best wishes,