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British Embassy Cairo hosts conference for British ambassadors from across the MENA region

On 26 November, HMA James Watt hosted British Government colleagues and British ambassador’s from across the Middle East and North Africa region.

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On Tuesday 26 November, Her Majesty’s Ambassador James Watt hosted British Government colleagues and British ambassador’s from across the Middle East and North Africa region for a conference on Britain’s policies in the region, as well as corporate issues.

The conference was attended by the British ambassadors to countries from across the region, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to senior officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

British Ambassador to Egypt, James Watt, said “Britain’s relationship with Egypt has been and remains of vital importance to my Government. Egypt is central to the whole to the Middle East and North Africa region and it is right that we held this regional conference here in Cairo. We have had discussions on many significant policy issues, building on the desire of the British Government for a constructive and creative partnership with the MENA region, and particularly Egypt and her people.”

The conference lasted for one day and was hosted at the Residence of the British Ambassador in Garden City.

Published 1 December 2013