THE highest profile opening of a British government building in the Balearics will take place today, when Lord Triesman, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office, will officially open the new British Consulate offices in Palma.
He will be accompanied by the new British Ambassador to Spain, Denise Holt, and the British Consul, Paul Abrey.
The opening, at which Lord Triesman will unveil a commemorative plaque, will be attended by the leading local authorities.
The new offices are in the Edificio Orisba, letra B, 4º D, in Calle Convent dels Caputxins, just off the Plaza España in the centre of Palma.
While in Palma, the Ambassador and Lord Triesman will talk about the efforts of the British government to modernise the consular services.
Embassy sources said that the new Consulate in Palma would set an example to be followed.
This will be the Ambassador's second visit to Majorca in less than a month.
Lord Triesman of Tottenham, who on Wednesday was guest of honour at the British Embassy party to mark Queen Elizabeth II's birthday in Madrid, has responsibilities which include relations with Latin America, Africa, Migration Policy and Consular Policy.