It was a real treat to dial into a celebration of Nowruz Spring Festival hosted by the Conservative Friends of Eurasia.
It had a full cultural concert with music and dancing from across the region, and a number of impressive speakers including:
- Wendy Morton MP - Minister for European Neighbourhood & the Americas
- Ambassador Aigul Kuspan - Chairwoman of the Committee on International Affairs, Defence and Security, Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan
- Mr Nuran Niyazaliev - First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan
- Mr Muzaffar Huseinzoda - Deputy Foreign Minister of Tajikistan
- Mr Sherzod Asadov - Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan
- Baroness Uddin
- Nickie Aiken MP
- Bob Blackman MP
- Shaun Bailey - Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London
My thanks to Bota Hopkinson in particular for not only extending an invitation to me, but also for leading the organisation and putting on such a through, and celebratory programme.