Foreign Secretary William Hague met Brazil’s Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota today. They discussed the excellent cooperation between London and Rio as hosts of the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games, and the Foreign Secretary welcomed the many Brazilian athletes, performers, Ministers and officials who will be visiting London this summer.
Foreign Secretary William Hague and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Alistair Burt met the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. The meeting covered a broad range of issues, including trade, politics in Bangladesh, human rights, Rohingyas, migration co-operation and climate change.
Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham met Vice President Ssekandi of Uganda. The Vice President is leading the official Ugandan delegation to the Olympics and will be cheering on Uganda’s team of 16 athletes.
Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham met President Ouattara of Co?te d’Ivoire. The discussion focussed on a range of bilateral issues, including peace and security, prosperity and regional matters.