High Commissioner for Sri Lanka

Dr. Chris Nonis qualified in London, with a First Class Honours BSc from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, having schooled at St Paul’s School, London. He obtained his MBBS from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, University of London, having spent his electives at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He carried out his postgraduate training at Royal Brompton, Hammersmith, and Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge . He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Ambassador of Macedonia

In the last 17 years NATO and EU integration have been a major goal for the Republic of Macedonia. Euro-Atlantic integration has become our top foreign policy priority. The Republic of Macedonia applied for membership in the European Union in 2004 and obtained candidate status in December 2005, during the British presidency with the European Union. Since then the country has attained significant results in the implementation of the European reform agenda and is awaiting the initiation of the negotiations with the European Union.

Our Patron, Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE

RT HON LORD HURD OF WESTWELL CH CBE delivered a speech to the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council on the theme “BRITAIN’S PLACE IN THE WORLD” at a Dinner and Book Signing evening in London SW3.

Ambassador of Honduras

Presentation by H.E. Ambassador Ivan Romero-Martinez to
the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council
Portcullis House, London, 26 September 2011

Ambassador of Paraguay

HE Miguel Angel Solano-Lopez Casco gave an excellent and colourful talk illustrated with booklets on the history and wildlife in Paraguay, particularly birds.

Ambassador of Sweden

HE Nicola Chase, Swedish Ambassador spoke to the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council in central London about Sweden in the context of European cooperation.

Ambassador of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a middle-sized European country with a population of 7.5 million. It is one of the oldest states in Europe, dating as far back as the 7th century, and one of the most recent members of NATO and the EU. It is proud to be the motherland of the ancient singer Orpheus, the inventor of the modern computer John Atanasov and last, but not least, the Premier League top scorer Dimitar Berbatov. Bulgaria is an attractive destination for tourism, both summer and winter, as well as for direct foreign investments, boasting the lowest tax rates in the EU.

Ambassador of Georgia

Speech by Ambassador Giorgi Badridze to Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council.