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談佔中 夏千福:誠心希望對話盡快展開 (13:25)

美國駐港總領事夏千福在臉書留言,表示美國政治領袖都聚焦香港的事態發展,強調美國政府大力支持對話,作為解決當前香港示威僵局的最佳方法。

他表示,過去多月,他作為駐港總領事,結識了香港政府內外身處不同政治光譜位置的人士,對他們所表達出的善意,甚為感動,「可以肯定,對追求香港福祉的共同意願,為展開對話提供了優良的基礎」。

他指出,「對話有時可以甚為難巨,尤其是當情緒強烈,而議題又壁壘分明之時,但在當前時刻,對話無疑份外重要。作為身處香港特別行政區的美國高級外交官,以及香港的長期朋友,我誠心希望對話能盡快展開」。

以下為英文原文

Dear Friends,

By now, you will have seen the statements about the situation in Hong Kong from the White House and the Secretary of State. America’s leaders are focused on developments here. As each of you thinks about the future, I just want to repeat my government’s strong support for dialogue as the best means to get beyond the current impasse.

Over the months I’ve been Consul General, I have been struck by the good will I find among all the people I meet – across Hong Kong's political spectrum, in and out of government. Surely the common desire for Hong Kong’s welfare provides an excellent basis for launching dialogue.

Dialogue can be challenging, especially when feelings are strong and issues clearly drawn, but it is all the more important precisely at such times. As both America’s senior diplomat in the SAR and a lifelong friend of Hong Kong, I sincerely hope dialogue can begin as soon as possible.

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