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British Ambassador Peter Millett hosts the GREAT Garden Party

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British Ambassador Peter Millett hosts a Great Garden Party to highlighting the UK’s GREAT campaign.

British Ambassador, Peter Millett hosted a GREAT Garden Party on Wednesday 18 June at his Residence. The party showcased the UK’s GREAT campaign, which is a campaign aimed at highlighting everything that is GREAT about GREAT Britain and in particular, the UK’s vibrant creative and education sectors. Oscar winning British film producer, Gareth Unwin, who produced the award winning “The King’s Speech”, spoke at the party about the strength of the UK’s creative sector. The event also highlighted the vital work that the Embassy and British Council does in Jordan.

Ambassador Millett said: “the aim of the party was to show what is “GREAT” about Britain and to shout about our dynamic creative and education sectors, not to mention the vital role that the Embassy and British Council plays here in Jordan. We provide support and assistance to Jordan in so many different ways ; from business support and partnerships through the UK Trade and Investment team, to humanitarian support through UK Aid to help communities hosting Syrian refugees and of course our important Defence and Cultural relationships through our Defence and British Council teams. We have a GREAT partnership with Jordan and we are keen to celebrate it”.

Notes to Editors

  • Key DFID figures to quote:
  • The UK has provided around £150 million of assistance to Jordan since the Syria crisis started more than 3 years ago.
  • £120 million (£77 million in 2013/14 alone) has supported humanitarian activities and provide essential services to vulnerable people
  • The UK is also providing £12 million over two years to help 9 municipalities in Northern Jordan most affected by the influx of refugees. This is enabling them to provide better services for their fragile and expanding communities.