March 2018 Peek's keynote speech honour

Andrew Bastawarous gives speech at Commonwealth Service

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Peek Vision CEO Andrew Bastawrous has been invited to give the keynote speech at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on 12 March in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth. 

The service will be attended by Members of The British Royal Family, the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and Malta, senior politicians, dignitaries and diplomatic representatives from across the UK and Commonwealth, faith leaders and other public figures. 

Previous speakers at the service have included Nobel-Laureates Kofi Annan, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi; Peek Vision described the event as "an exciting milestone".

Andrew will use his four-minute speech to talk about his experience of saving sight in Kenya and highlight the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust's plans for a new initiative to improve access to eye care, with a range of partners and advisors - including Peek Vision and UBS.

The Trust is a charitable foundation established in 2012 by Commonwealth Heads of Government to mark the Queen's 60-year contribution to the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee.

The Service will be TV broadcast live in the UK on BBC One from 14:45-16:15 GMT. It will also be relayed live on the BBC World Service radio and streamed live here:

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