The British ambassador celebrated the 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth at an extraordinary ceremony at his residency in Khartoum
. The audience included many friends of the British Embassy from Sudanese society, representatives of the Sudanese government, oppositions, civil society and the international community. In his speech, the ambassador welcomed the audience and expressed his optimism about the opportunities available to Sudan at this stage. He also expressed his aspiration to deepen relations between Sudan and Britain through the strategic dialogue and supporting Sudan to make progress in several areas.