Two Hong Kong chief immigration officers will spend two weeks in France to share working experiences through attachment training and to strengthen cooperation between the two authorities in combating forged documentation and illegal migration.
According to government press release on Sunday, Director of Immigration Lai Tung-kwok met the two officers before they set off on Monday for the two-week exchange program with the French National Police and stressed the importance of enhancing the professionalism of immigration staff.
The two officers will visit French Immigration control points, the Immigration branch combating illegal working, the office of documentary fraud and the detention center. They will also spend time with French Immigration at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Lai said the visit would provide a good opportunity for the officers to broaden their horizons and to enhance their working relationship with overseas Immigration counterparts.
(Xinhua News Agency October 17, 2005)