Beng hosts UK envoy’s visit to Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 June 2012 14:07

Ambassador Stephen Lillie of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Philippines is visiting Zamboanga City for the first time today, June 18.

House Deputy Speaker and District I Representative Beng Climaco-Salazar and Ambassador Lillie will meet with Zamboanguenos who are British alumni or those who studied in the United Kingdom.

The visit is set to establish international relations and strengthened diplomatic ties for the benefit of the City of Zamboanga.

One of the programs implemented for Filipinos is the British Masters Chevening Program where one of its graduates is Zamboangueno Christopher Lawrence Arnuco, former National Youth Commission Chairman.

United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) head Vanessa Tobin, a British national who visited Zamboaga City recently upon the invitation of Cong. Climaco also designated Zamboanga City as recipient of the milk bank.

“We always look forward to visits of the members of the diplomatic corps in the city because this is very beneficial in helping people look at Zamboanga in a positive light. We thank Her Majesty’s Ambassador Lillie for taking time to meet with our young people and to look at ways in improving the lives of our people in ways we can,” Cong. Climaco said.

Mr. Lillie has been appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to the Philippines in 2009. He succeeded Mr. Peter Beckingham who was transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. — Marvin Segura