Hong Kong Wednesday signed an agreement with the Netherlands' government on the arrangement for imported horses to participate in the Olympic horsemanship contest here in 2008.
Hong Kong's Secretary of Health, Welfare and Food York Chow said it is part of the preparation for the Olympic horsemanship contest, which will be held here in 2008. "We will strengthen our cooperation in the arrangement for horse import and export procedure with our counterparts of the Netherlands," he said.
Hong Kong government is working closely with the World Organization for Animal Health, International Equestrian Federation and the Organizing Committee for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games ever since Hong Kong was designated to be a place for 2008 Olympic horsemanship contest.
(Xinhua News Agency December 14, 2006)