Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday said that the Central Government will “Fully Support” the work of the fifth term Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the New SAR Government.

President Xi made the remarks during his meeting with Macao SAR Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, who was just sworn on Friday morning.

“The central government has high levels of trust in you, while the Macao residents hold high expectations for you”

President Xi said

The President said he hopes the SAR Government, led by Ho Iat Seng, willfully and accurately implement the principle of “one country, two systems,” strictly abide by the Constitution and the Basic Law, continuously advance economic development, people’s well being and social harmony.

Macao should also actively participate in the Belt & Road Initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Xi said.

Ho said the New SAR government will take a long-term perspective and crack hard nuts to ensure sustainable and steady economic development.