Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, who came here to attend celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
HONG KONG, June 30 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), who came here to attend celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.
The Macao SAR government has made positive and effective efforts in implementing the "one country, two systems" principle, administering prudently and safeguarding national security, said Xi.
"The central government fully recognizes these efforts," Xi told Chui.
The overall situation in Macao is now good and work on all fronts have made new progress, Xi said.
He expressed hope that the Macao SAR government would actively promote appropriate economic diversification, safeguard social stability, and consolidate Macao's good situation through pragmatic and prudent governance.
Chui, for his part, thanked Xi and the central government for the care and support for the Macao SAR.
He said Macao will seize the opportunities offered by the country's implementation of major strategies and earnestly carry out the central government's preferential policies to Macao.
The SAR will steadily advance the cause of "one country, two systems" through combining serving national development with improving its own development capacities, Chui said.