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British Government donates $1.8 million to help with ICJ campaign

Today, the British High Commissioner Peter Hughes donated a substantial amount of money towards the ICJ education campaign.  Hughes explained why donating to the process is particularly important to the UK and to Belize.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington expressed sincere gratitude to the High Commissioner on behalf of te Government of Belize.

Wilfred Elrginton Minister of Foreign Affairs: “We are very grateful to the British Government for this generous donation. It is a large amount of money and it is going to conduce very greatly to us being able to educate the Belizean populace on this vital question of whether we should take the dispute for resolution to the ICJ or not. The High Commissioner has been very instrumental in helping us to get it. We are also certain that he has been a very helpful instrument in influencing the quantum. It is a tidy sum of money and we want to thank him very much for in fact lobbying for us to get this fund.”

The UNDP will be executing the project on behalf of the Government of Belize and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed British High Commissioner, Peter Hughes, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, and Christian Salazar Volkmann, the Resident Coordinator for the UNDP in Belize.