Monday, 04 August 2014

Acting High Commissioner Joins Commonwealth Leaders to Commemorate the Start of WW1

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4 August 2014, London, UK; Acting High Commissioner Ahmed Shiaan has today joined with dignitaries from around the Commonwealth to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War at a commemoration in Glasgow, Scotland.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and HRH the Prince of Wales were among the 1400 attendees at the commemoration, which honoured the millions of people from around the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the conflict.

In honour of the fallen, Acting High Commissioner Shiaan, acting as a Special Envoy of H.E. President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, laid a wreath of poppies on behalf of the People of the Republic of Maldives.

The Commonwealth commemoration took place the day after the closing ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, and marks the first of many commemorations in honour of the First World War that will be held over the next four years.

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