Annual Diplomatic Party 2014

The Annual Summer Diplomatic party was organised by the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council and took place in the Attlee Room of the House of Lords. It enabled the socialising that fosters understanding both between government officials and in the longer term between the nations they represent.

Equatorial Guinea

HE Mari-Cruz Evuna Andeme, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, speaks four languages and eloquently gave an inspiring talk about one of the fastest developing countries in Africa.

El Salvador Ambassador

Ambassador Werner Matias Romero gave a fascinating talk in particular about the diversity of the trade offer.  El Salvador may be the smallest of countries in the Americas, but in other ways the greatest.

Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new website.

Ambassador of Poland

The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, HE Mr Witold Sobkow, addressed the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council last night following its Annual General Meeting.  The Ambassador has had a long and interesting career in foreign affairs covering European foreign policy and the Eastern Partnership Initiative. 

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Let us begin with the Cylinder of Cyrus in the British Museum. It is the Proclamation of Freedom by Cyrus the Great (Kourosh-i-Kabir as he is called by the Iranian people today) when the Persian Empire reached its zenith. The emperor is mentioned in the Bible as one of God's anointed who was to bring liberation to the people of Israel, who were at that time in bondage.

Charles Tannock MEP: The role of MEPs in EU Foreign policy

The EU has 28 Member States and 24 official languages. The UN, with 193 Member States, operates with just six, and the 47-Member-State Council of Europe has just two official languages. Working towards a more efficient and cost effective interpretation process is of course welcome, but the recommendations do not offer the radical solution which would be the logical step for an expanding supranational institution such as the EU.

Ambassador of Paraguay

The Ambassador of Paraguay, HE Miguel Angel Solano-Lopez Casco, addressed the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council last night in central London.

Ambassador of Costa Rica

The Ambassador of Costa Rica, HE Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, addressed the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council last night in central London.