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British High Commissioner's speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Welcome everyone. Your excellency The Vice President of Ghana Dr. Bawumia, Honorable Minister of Finance, Honorable Minister of Trade, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade & Export promotion in the UK, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public in the Policy Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University,…

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Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion delivered a speech at the UK-Ghana Investment Summit in Accra

Your excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana, Honorable Minister, High Commissioners, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal…

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First UK-Ghana Business Council seeks to boost trade and investment

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin attends the first UK-Ghana Business Council in Accra on 14 October 2018

Foreign Office and DFID Minister Harriett Baldwin returned to Ghana to launch the UK-Ghana Business Council, which met for the first time in Accra on 14 October 2018. The Business Council, which will meet twice a year, brings both governments together to find ways to reduce barriers to trade and…

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United Kingdom Minister for Africa visits Ghana to show support for Ghana’s vision to move beyond aid

Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a new programme to create jobs for Ghanaians, stimulate private sector investment and drive Ghana’s economic transformation

Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has announced a major new jobs creation and investment programme during a visit to Ghana on 28 August 2018. The UK’s £20 million Jobs and Economic Transformation (JET) Programme will help create over…

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Minister for Africa statement on the Malian elections

Harriett Baldwin congratulates President Keïta of Mali and urges him to build on positive steps in the peace process

Foreign Office Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin said: I congratulate President Keïta of the Republic of Mali on his election success and look forward to continuing to work with his government on issues that matter to both our countries. These elections were conducted despite challenging security conditions and…

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UK Visas & Immigration Freetown Visa Application Centre moves to a New Location

UK Visas & Immigration Freetown unveils its new visa application centre

On 30 July 2018, UK Visas and Immigration’s Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Freetown moved to a new premises. Customers making a new application should attend their appointment at the new VAC. Customers who have still to collect their application will now need to report to the new address. UK…

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Speech by UK ambassador during the Queen's Birthday Party in Mogadishu

Speech as delivered by Ambassador David Concar on the occasion of the Queen's Birthday Party in Mogadishu

Welcome Queen’s Birthday Party, our guest of honour H.E. Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Ahmed Khadar. This may be a humble patch of astroturf on an airfield but it’s greatly elevated by your presence. I know that one day, if your government’s vision for reform succeeds, we’ll be able to build…

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Speech by British Deputy High Commissioner during the Kenya Trade week

Remarks by British Deputy High Commissioner Ms Susie Kitchens on the occasion of the official opening of the Kenya Trade week

Your Excellency, the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, Cabinet Secretaries, distinguished guests, captains of Industry: I’m delighted to be here today at this important event that marks another milestone in Kenya’s trade agenda. The Export Development and Promotion Strategy that is being unveiled today, along with several other…

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Concrete steps on the ground to create an environment for free and fair elections in Democratic Republic of Congo

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Chargé d’Affaires at the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo

Thank you Mr President. Let me begin by thanking the Special Representative Zerroughi for your very clear presentation andyou’re your report. I would also like to thank MONUSCO for all the important work it does in DRC. Thank you also to the Ambassador of Kuwait for your briefing. Sanctions remain…

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UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us

Speech by High Commissioner Nic Hailey during a reception for Kenyan delegates heading to the Global Disability Summit in the UK

Cabinet Secretary Yatani, Ladies and Gentleman Good afternoon I am delighted to see so many of you here this afternoon ahead of the first, yes the first, Global Disability Summit in London on 24th July. The Summit which the UK, Kenya and the International Disability Alliance will co-host, will raise…