Britain’s ambassador to the United States, David Manning, will visit Atlanta, March 11-12, for meetings with Gov. Sonny Perdue and with several companies here, not identified by the British Consulate General at press time.
He is also to address the international business community in Atlanta at two events.
The first meeting, sponsored by the British American Business Group, is to be held Thursday, March 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Anthony’s Restaurant, 3109 Piedmont Rd. Mr. Manning is to discuss British-American relations.
The second meeting, sponsored by the Atlanta Council on International Relations, will be held Friday, March 12, at 11:45 a.m. at the Capital City Club, 7 Harris St. Mr. Manning’s topic for the event is “Iraq, Libya and the War on Terror.”
According to British Consul General Michael Bates, the trip is Mr. Manning’s first to the Southeast. He took over as ambassador to the U.S. in September.
From Atlanta, he is to travel to Tallahassee, Fla. for a meeting with Gov. Jeb Bush, Mr. Bates said.
Prior to his arrival in Washington, Mr. Manning was a foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He has also served as Britain’s ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance and as ambassador to Israel.
Cost for the BABG program is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. To register, call (404) 681-2224 or register online at http://www.babg.org/onlinemtgregistration.html Cost for the Council’s program is $25 for pre-registered members and $35 for non-members and those who pay at the door. RSVP to Francesa Cesa Bianchi at (404) 832-5560, ext. 11.