Once again the CFCC welcomed a large number of Ambassadors and High Commissioners. Our host was The Rt Hon the Lord Howell of Guildford and our Chairman, Rehman Chishti MP chaired the event. The rousing speech by our guest speaker, The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP|, set the tone optimistically
HE Gebran Bassil, Lebanon's Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs and Emigrants spoke at the CFCC event in the Lords tonight. The Ambassador of Lebanon, HE Rami Mortada was present as well as the Lebanon All Party Parliamentary Group Chairman, Rt Hon Sir John Hayes MP.
Kenneth Clarke outlined the current political situation the government is facing with Brexit. He was elected in 1970 and has been an active Conservative for 60 years. He joined when the Party was joining Europe and is leaving as a constituency MP as we leave the EU.
The CFCC was privileged to be joined by HE Julián Ventura, currently Mexico’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, to discuss Mexico’s current place in the world and its relationship with the UK.