Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa yesterday said he would soon meet senior policy secretaries to establish priorities for his second policy address. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Mr Tung said the first such meeting would be held next month, when he returns from trips to Europe and Beijing. Sources said Mr Tung and his team would hold small group discussions to decide which issues would be given priority in the October address. 'Last year, he could not engage with all the policy secretaries because there were two governments before July 1,' one source said. 'He wants to engage with them more as a team this year.' Amid persistent rumours of friction between Mr Tung, Executive Councillors and senior officials, the Chief Executive was adamant yesterday the team worked well together. But he added: 'This does not mean we have to agree on everything. If members of Exco and members of the administration and myself have different views, it's perfectly all right. 'It's very important we have different views so that we can find the best way forward. But having made a decision . . . we're all behind it.' As a leader, he said his role was to listen to the community, map out a long-term plan and then win public support. 'It's about developing plans to achieve these objectives, visions and organising teams to move forward. Teamwork is therefore very important.' Mr Tung dismissed a suggestion he was too 'hands-on'. 'There are people saying to me I'm not doing enough. There are people saying I'm doing too much. I think I get it just about right,' he said. 'The success of this Government will be our ability to move people with us, and that includes some, if not all, political parties. 'We may win some. We may not win them all. But if you have a good product, we will get there.' Maintaining that the pace of democracy as outlined in the Basic Law was the right way forward, he pledged that the administration would grow more accountable and responsive. 'I think our Government is responding very well in terms of accountability,' he said. 'A government is all about responding to crises, whether it's bird flu or financial turmoil, and about anticipating dangers. These are the things that we - the Government and I - must do all the time.' Mr Tung said the Government needed to work harder to engage members of the public in debate about long-term policy issues. On another front, he said the community had no need to doubt the Government's commitment to the US dollar peg. 'We will try as much as we can to alleviate the pain [of the economic downturn],' he said, adding that he hoped Hong Kong was 'moving towards the end of a very difficult, uncertain period'. Mr Tung said the Budget, announced last week, provided relief to those in need and stimulated the economy without straying from the principles of prudent fiscal management. Refusing to say whether he had made specific recommendations as the Budget was being drawn up, he said: 'The Financial Secretary really took the lead in preparing and organising the Budget. He has done very well.'