December 13, 2017

Commonwealth Day 2017

Ambassador Alison Rose (UK to Belgium) – Picture by British Embassy to Belgium

Monday, 13 Monday 2017: 52 countries around the world marked the 40th Commonwealth Day fêted every second Monday in March. HM Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth comprising around 2,4 billion citizens around the globe, as well as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Office, The Rt Hon Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal issued statements marking the day.

In Belgium, Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador Alison Rose issued a message in both Dutch and French reading: “We zijn bewust van het werk van het Agentschap van het Gemenebest voor het onderhoud van oorlogsgraven. De Commonwealth War Graves Commission zorgt voor de graven waar soldaten uit het Gemenebest werden begraven, en helpt ons herinneren wat de tol voor onze vrede was.”

“En Belgique on est reconnaissant du travail de la Commission Commonwealth War Graves, qui s’occupe des tombes des soldats qui avaient perdu leurs vies pendant 2 guerres mondiales et nous aide à rappeler le coût de la paix”.

For further information:

The Commonwealth: http://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday

British Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium (HE Ambassador Alison Rose):

https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-Brussels

 

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