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Today's look at Foreign Office activity and the events taking place in and around the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has congratulated Jamaica on a significant milestone, as the country marks 50 years of independence. Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has also marked the occasion, attending an event held at Jamaica House.
- In pictures: Foreign Secretary William Hague meets former US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Dr Rice is currently a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, Professor of Political Economy at the Graduate School of Business, and a Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution.
- Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has welcomed 88-year-old Chinese Olympic basketball player, Mr Wu Chengzhang to the GREAT Pavilion. Mr Wu is on a return visit to the UK, 64 years after he first came here to play Olympic basketball for his country.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has met New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully. During their meeting, the two Ministers discussed issues ranging from Syria and Iran to the UK and New Zealand’s shared interests in the Pacific.
- The British Business Embassy is hosting a Global Business Summit on Energy. The two-day summit will focus on the delivery of safe, secure, sustainable and smarter energy ‘ecosystems’, from extraction through to the end user. The summit is being streamed live on the UKTI YouTube channel.
Published: 6 August 2012