UK Embassy in Sana’a marks Queen Elizabeth’s coronation [Archives:2003/641/Local News]

June 12 2003

SANA'A_ A reception party was hosted by the UK Ambassador to Yemen, HE. Francis Guy at her residence in Sana'a on June 9 on the occasion of the Queen Elizabeth's coronation Day.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has marked the 50th anniversary of her coronation with a religious ceremony in London. The reception party was attended by a number of Arab and foreign guests. The event was low-key compared with last year's Golden Jubilee festival for the queen's ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth's coronation ceremony was held the following year.
The UK support to Yemen is to increase during the coming three years, said Francis Guy in her speech at the party. Ambassador Guy also talked about joint cooperation between UK and Yemen in the anti-terror campaign and role of the British Embassy in supporting women candidates. During the 27 April elections, about 50 women candidates who intended to run for the elections were trained on running for elections.
Ms Guy expressed her disappointment for not giving the opportunity for women to be elected. She hoped that the coming period will be promising for women in the political arena.