The Foreign Secretary is this evening addressing the Franco-British Council at an event at the Foreign Office, where he will deliver a lecture on Franco-British relations in the 21st century.
The Chair of the Franco-British Council, the Right Honourable Baroness Quin, said:
‘We are delighted that the Foreign Secretary has accepted our invitation at a time when Franco-British co-operation is particularly close and purposeful, and we hope the occasion will be highly successful and productive.’
The Foreign Secretary said:
It is a great pleasure to address such a distinguished audience on a subject which matters not only to the British government, but also to me personally and millions of other Britons: the Franco-British relationship. At its heart is a commitment to fundamental values and universal human rights that we and our European and Western allies and partners share; and that people are demanding around the world in their millions.