International events don’t stand still, and governments must be able to respond quickly to them. When the UK hosted two world-stage conferences to discuss Afghanistan and the situation in Yemen, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office called on our interpreting services at short notice to provide simultaneous translation. At the Afghanistan conference we provided five languages Dari, Pashto, Arabic, French and Russia. At the Yemen Meeting, seven languages French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, German, Japanese and Russian.
In sensitive diplomatic situations, accurate interpretation is vital. Our interpreters were able to provide simultaneous translation to senior global leaders, at the highest possible standard. We responded rapidly at very short notice to put together a team of skilled interpreters. To meet specific language needs our managers worked closely with the FCO protocol teams.