Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019. 10:45 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The Head of British Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon McDonald has arrived in Belize as part of a regional tour.
McDonald, the United Kingdom’s Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will be visiting Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala during the tour.
This morning, McDonald completed his visit to the OAS office at the Belize Western Border where he met children from Belize and Guatemala who are part of the Culture Peace Program.
McDonald is scheduled to visit the Governor General, Sir Colville Young, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Opposition Leader John Briceno, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, and several government CEO’s.
He will also visit the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, office of the Organization of American States and the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB).
According to the British High Commission, McDonald will be reaffirming the U.K.’s friendly relationship with Belize as well as discussing various international topics including illegal wildlife trade, clean oceans, regional stability and BREXIT( the name given to to the UK’s departure from the European Union).
He will also be taking part in a scientific survey and outreach beach clean which is taking place under a UK-funded programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment.
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