The President, Mr Hu Jintao, has spoken highly of the performance of Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah in the past ten years. Speaking at a meeting at San Chok Un guesthouse at noon today, the President told Mr Ho: “Over the last 10 years, in your role as the Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region – a role that is fraught with lofty missions and huge responsibilities – you have remained faithful to your duty, given your best efforts and stayed driven.” The President said Mr Ho had blazed many new trails for the implementation of the principle of “One country, two systems” in Macao, and stressed that the central government had thought highly of what he had done for Macao and the nation. The President said he hoped Mr Ho would remain interested in Macao’s development after leaving office, and support the administration of the incoming Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On. For his part, Mr Ho thanked Mr Hu for his guidance and encouragement upon the 10th anniversary of Macao’s return to China. Mr Ho said he had learned from his decade-long experience that the motherland was the ultimate guarantee for Macao’s stability and prosperity. “In my capacity as Macao’s Chief Executive, I am honoured to be able to have done something for Macao and the nation. I will continue to do what I can for Macao and the nation in the future,” Mr Ho said.