Rita Fan to visit Russian and British parliaments

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 January, 1999, 12:00am

Legco President Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai is to visit the parliaments of Russia and Britain in the middle of next month.

'This will be Mrs Fan's first overseas visit in her official capacity as the President of the legislature,' a Legco spokesman said last night.

The first leg of Mrs Fan's trip will be to Moscow, where she will stay from February 15-19.

Mrs Fan will visit Russia's Federal Assembly at the invitation of the Speaker of the lower house, or State Duma, Gennady Seleznev, who visited Hong Kong in October.

Mrs Fan will also meet members of the upper house, or Federal Council.

This will be followed by a four-day official programme in London at the invitation of the British Government from February 22-25.

She will meet the Speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd, and the leader of the House, Margaret Beckett.