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Remembrance Day in Ashgabat

On Friday 11 November, the British Chargé D’Affaires, Lynne Smith led a Service of Remembrance at the Memorial complex in Ashgabat.

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Remembrance Day in Ashgabat

On Friday 11 November at 11 0’clock, the British Chargé D’Affaires, Lynne Smith led a Service of Remembrance at the Memorial complex in Ashgabat.

Ambassadors from many of the Embassies in Ashgabat joined as well as the British and Commonwealth community. It was a solemn but uplifting occasion as flowers were laid and heads were bowed in remembrance of all those service men and women who gave their lives in the two world wars and in subsequent conflicts. The US and French Ambassadors also gave short readings.

Remembrance Day commemorated in Ashgabat
Chargé D’Affaires, Lynne Smith led a Service of Remembrance at the Memorial complex in Ashgabat

Afterwards the Chargé gave a lunch for the British and Commonwealth community giving everybody an opportunity to get to know each other better.

Published 15 November 2016