Thursday, December 24, 2009

Smooth passage of Queen’s Baton Relay in Pakistan, assures Government

The 2010 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee today said the government has assured them a smooth passage of the Queen's Baton Relay, particularly in its Pakistan leg in June next year.

During a visit to the OC headquarters here, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao gave the assurance to support the QBR which is now in Africa after its Europe leg.

"Rao reiterated all support from the Ministry of External Affairs for the on-going Queen's Baton Relay, which is now in Africa. She said the Ministry would particularly facilitate the conduct of the Queen's Baton Relay in Pakistan," a release from the OC said.

Rao was briefed by the OC on the various functional areas of the Games.

She showed keen interest in the working of the OC and its various functional areas.