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Olympic Roundup - Thursday 26 July

Today's look at Foreign Office activity and the events taking place in and around the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Foreign Secretary, William Hague, meets President Ricardo Martinelli of Panama

  • Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has met Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati. During the meeting, the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed the importance of continuing the National Dialogue in Lebanon and the appalling violence in Syria.
  • In pictures: Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham meets the President of Cote d’Ivoire.

  • Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has attended the opening of a new Brazilian Embassy on Cockspur Street in London. The Embassy was inaugurated by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff just before the Olympic Torch was due to pass by on nearby Trafalgar Square, marking a symbolic moment for Brazil, who will be hosting the Games four years from now at Rio 2016.
  • Foreign Secretary, William Hague has met Prime Minister Thaci of Kosovo. During the meeting, the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed the bilateral relationship and key reforms in Kosovo, notably those in the areas of rule of law, organised crime, electoral reform and inter-community cooperation.

  • In pictures: Foreign Office, Minister Lord Howell meets Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik.

  • Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has welcomed President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, to the Foreign Office today. During his meeting with President Martinelli, the Foreign Secretary discussed a number of areas of bilateral cooperation including security, regional politics and trade issues. The UK is the largest investor in Panama and a number of high-profile companies have operations in Panama City.

  • In pictures: **Foreign Secretary, William Hague ** welcomes Governor Mitt Romney to the Foreign Office.

  • The British Business Embassy has launched today with the Global Investment Conference. The Global Investment Conference is the first of a series of global business summits being held in London at the British Business Embassy at Lancaster House. The Conference brings together more than 200 business leaders, policy-makers, and investors to harness the business benefit of the 2012 Games and encourage long term partnerships.

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