Thursday, 12 March 2009

Official opening on 12 March in Wellington

Today, the exhibition has been officially opened by the Belgium Ambassador H.E. Frank Carruet. The Belgium embassy is hosting the function and is a very important partner of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Since a couple of years , the embassy is working together to establish a good relationship between our two countries. They were the first to start the twinning between Waimakariri and Zonnebeke. They also played an important role to establish the shared memory agreement between New Zealand and Belgium.
You find an atricle about the opening on

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/wellington/2253137/Belgians-remember-Kiwi-sacrifice

We will bring more news later. The function is still going on in New Zeland because they are 12 hours ahead.