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Namibia celebrates the Queen’s birthday the English way

Namibia celebrates the Queen’s birthday the English way

The British High Commission to Namibia celebrated the 91st Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and hosted a full scale well attended British garden party last week.

The UK High Commissioner, Ms Jo Lomas, welcomed the guests, among them Guest of Honour, Hon. Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Peya Mushelenga.

The event was complete with Fish ‘n’ chips, Pimms and musical entertainment and to top it off a 1957 model of a Land Rover Station wagon and a current Land Rover Evoque Convertible was on display.

“We held our last QBP exactly a year ago and goodness gracious its been a tumultuous year in the UK. Sadly we have seen three terrorist attacks in the UK in only a few months. I want to thank all of you who have passed on your condolence for these terrible events. We have also had an EU referendum, a new Prime Minister and general elections. I think it is fair to say we hoping for a less eventful year to come,” she said.

According to Lomas the British Government’s focus now will be on reaching a deal to leave the EU in a way which serves all our interests.

“Our priority here in Namibia will be to work with the government to ensure that whatever agreement is reached, Namibia’s trade will not be disrupted. We know how important it is to Namibia’s economy and what’s more we are very fond of Namibian grapes and beef in the UK,” she added.

Toasting, HE Jo Lomas & Guest of Honour, Hon. Dr. Peya Mushelenga, MP, Deputy Minister MIRCO during the celebrations.


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