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Olympic Roundup - Tuesday 31 July

31 July 2012

Today's look at Foreign Office activity and the events taking place in and around the London 2012 Olympic Games.
London 2012 - Projection on the Houses of Parliament

  • Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham has spoken at the opening of the Kenya Investment Summit hosted by Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and attended by the Kenyan Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Trade and Energy, as well as business leaders from the UK and Kenya. During his speech, Mr Bellingham highlighted how Britain is supporting Kenyan institutions to deliver free, fair and peaceful elections, and working with the Kenyan government to implement the legal framework governing Public-Private Partnerships and to reduce the barriers to intra-regional trade.
  • On Monday evening Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham and David Coltart, Zimbabwean Minister for Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, reaffirmed the close friendship between the two countries as they watched Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry race in the 200m Individual Medley Semi-finals against other Olympic hopefuls, including Team GB's Hannah Miley.

Further information

Foreign Office social media channels

Twitter: @foreignoffice, @fcotravel, @WilliamJHague

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See also:

Government Olympic Communications website

Twitter: @2012govuk, @2012govpress, @DCMS

Facebook: Dept for Culture Media and Sport, This is GREAT Britain


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