Monday, 11 December 2017

Ambassador given a taste of twin towns

THE ambassador-designate to Slovenia visited Henley to learn about its twinning link with Bled.

THE ambassador-designate to Slovenia visited Henley to learn about its twinning link with Bled.

Sophie Honey, who currently works for the Foreign Office in London, is moving to Jubljana in February to start work.

Her job will include promoting the relations between the UK and Slovenia.

Miss Honey’s visit included a lunch at Leander Club hosted by Steve Bennett, chairman of he Henley-Bled Twinning Association.

Other guests included Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak and Leander Club captain Debbie Flood. Later, the group had afternoon tea at the town hall where they were joined by other members of the association representing music, education, sport and youth.

Miss Honey was shown a painting of Lake Bled that the Mayor was presented with when visited in September.

She said: “It has been a lovely afternoon hearing from people talking about twinning. It is people-to-people contact, that is what international relations are about.” Miss Honey has worked for the Foreign Office for 14 years and has previously been stationed in Zimbabwe and Mexico.

She said: “I am looking forward to working in Slovenia, which is a beautiful country.

“I will be living in Jubljana and working with the embassy team and together we are responsible for promoting relations between the UK and Slovenia which includes trade and helping investment in Slovenia and Slovenian countries to invest in the UK.”

THE ambassador-designate to Slovenia visited Henley to learn about its twinning link with Bled.

Sophie Honey, who currently works for the Foreign Office in London, is moving to Ljubljana in February to start work.

Her job will include promoting relations between the UK and Slovenia.

Miss Honey’s visit included a lunch at Leander Club hosted by Steve Bennett, chairman of the Henley-Bled Twinning Association.

Other guests included Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak and Leander Club captain Debbie Flood. Later, the group had afternoon tea at the town hall where they were joined by other members of the association representing music, education, sport and youth.

Miss Honey was shown a painting of Lake Bled that the Mayor was presented with when he visited Slovenia in September.

She said: “It has been a lovely afternoon hearing from people talking about twinning. It is people-to-people contact, that is what international relations are about.” Miss Honey has worked for the Foreign Office for 14 years and has previously been stationed in Zimbabwe and Mexico.

She said: “I am looking forward to working in Slovenia, which is a beautiful country.

“I will be living in Ljubljana and working with the embassy team and together we are responsible for promoting relations between the UK and Slovenia which includes trade and helping investment in Slovenia and Slovenian countries to invest in the UK.”

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