16 January 2008
The Foreign Policy Centre held its third annual reception on Wednesday 16 January 2008 with guest speaker, David Miliband MP. The Foreign Secretary gave a brief address in which he shared some of the challenges that he sees facing Britain in an interdependent world in 2008.
Rt Hon David Miliband MP, Foreign Secretary said:
"The Foreign Policy Centre has a distinctive approach in bringing diverse people together reinforcing the notion that the UK is a global hub for debate and ideas on how to govern our shared plant in a socially responsible way.
"The new challenge for future FPC work will be how we bring foreign policy back home, 'linking over there with in here.'"
Alex Bigham, Head of Communications at the Foreign Policy Centre said:
"Thanks to the Foreign Office for hosting us and for helping to organise tonight. I'd also like to particularly thank our corporate members and individual supporters, and all those who've supported our projects over the past year, without whom the FPC simply wouldn't exist. It's been a very exciting year at the FPC, and some of you will be aware of our work on China, on Iran, on development and on faith issues, and of course in particular The Iraq Commission."
Guests at the event included figures from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, the media, NGOs and business. Notable attendees included their excellencies the American Ambassador, Robert Holmes Tuttle, the Turkish Ambassador Yiğit Alpogan, the Moroccan Ambassador, Mohammed Belmahi, as well as the Ambassador from Ireland, David Cooney, the Rwandan Ambassador, Claver Gatete, former Home Secretary Charles Clarke MP, Foreign Office Minister Meg Munn MP, BBC correspondent Brian Hanrahan, former Iraq Special Representative, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, General Sir Mike Jackson, philanthropist Dr Mo Ibrahim, Conservative Security Shadow Minister, Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones and Baroness Margaret Jay amongst many others.
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