British Embassy Residence End of Summer Drinks Party

Hosted by The British Ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch and Lady Darroch

Sir Kim and Lady Darroch welcomed over 200 BABA members and guests to the Residence – their first as hosts of this annual event, which helps raise funds for the BABA Scholarship Program. A special thanks to Virgin Atlantic Airways for providing transatlantic air travel for the students who took part in the program.

For many BABA members the Summer Drinks reception was their first time to meet the new Ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch. Guests also had the pleasure to meet and to hear Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas. In their speeches, both Sir Kim and Sir Alan stressed that the UK will be more vigorously outward-facing to Europe and to the rest of the world. Brexit, they emphasized, provides an opportunity to find new trading arrangements with new partners, and strengthening existing political relationships. The clear message is the United Kingdom remains very much open for business.

Please enjoy our photos from the event, click on thumbnails to enlarge the photos (photos by Keith Harvey)

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