Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken at an event, attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, to celebrate the Olympic Truce. In his speech, the Foreign Secretary called on the Assad regime to call off its assault on the city of Aleppo, in what he said was an “utterly unacceptable escalation of the conflict.” Read the Foreign Secretary’s full speech.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has given a speech at the China Business summit at the British Business Embassy in Lancaster House.
In his speech, the Foreign Secretary referred to 2012 as an important year for UK-China relations and said that the two countries should continue to build a strong and transparent partnership between our two countries. Read the speech in full.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has met Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe in London ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Prime Minister Lamothe, who is leading the Haitian delegation to the Olympics, is a former tennis player, and he represented his country at the Davis Cup in 1994 and 1995.
Minister for Europe David Lidington has met Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat. During the meeting they discussed free trade, human rights issues and Moldova’s ambitious programme of political, economic and social reforms.