Foreign Secretary William Hague paid tribute to those that were killed in the terrorist attack at the Munich Games 40 years ago.
Tuesday 4 September
Foreign Secretary William Hague met Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Democratic Republic of Congo Raymond Tshibanda N’tunga Mulongo (photo).
Monday 3 September
Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne discussed the promotion of positive attitudes towards disabled people and the positive impact that the Paralympics has on challenging stereotypes when he met the Chinese Paralympic delegation (photo).
Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham wished Sierra Leone’s sole representative in the Paralympics Mohamed Kamara the best of luck when he met the country’s Minister of Trade and Industry (photo).
Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham also welcomed Seychelle’s Sport Minister Vincent Meriton to the Foreign Office, and talked of the UK’s appreciation for Seychelles role in countering international piracy (photo).
Our posts around the world have been looking forward to start of the Paralympics:
Consul-General Barbara Hay visited Paralympians at the US Olympic Training Centre in Chula Vista, Calif. to wish them well before they departed for the London Paralympic Games. Among the athletes she met were world-record holders Blake Leeper and Lex Gillette; members of the mixed coxed adaptive rowing team; and US military veteran and Paralympian Chris Clemens.
“With an extraordinary Olympic Games still fresh in the memory, I’m looking forward to some more fantastic performances from all the Paralympic athletes - keeping a particular eye out for Team GB and Team NL of course!” - British Ambassador to the Netherlands Paul Arkwright in his latest blog post.
“The Paralympics is more than a sporting spectacle. It is about creating a powerful legacy for disabled people worldwide by inspiring people to recognise that disabled people should not be judged by what they can’t do, but by what they can. It is about harnessing the skills and potential of everyone in society to the benefit of us all.” - British Ambassador to Jordan Peter Millett in his latest blog post.