The Foreign Secretary started the week in South Africa on a visit which aimed to reinvigorate the UK’s relationship with the country. While there he gave speech on a 21st century partnership. He then travelled to Botswana for talks with Foreign Minister Skelemani
On Thursday the UN voted to back the Arab League’s plan for a Syrian-led solution to the crisis in Syria. The Foreign Secretary said it sent a “clear signal of the international community’s condemnation of the Syrian regime’s actions”.
Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne visited India as part of the UK’s commitment to build a stronger wider and deeper partnership with India. While there he looked ahead to the London Olympics where he joined two of India’s sporting champions for sports fixtures involving local children.