, NSW Minister of Multiculturalism
It is my great pleasure to offer my best wishes to everyone taking part in the International Festival of Language & Culture at the Sydney Opera House.
This event has grown from a small gathering in Turkey to an international festival that now spans the globe and is held in 29 countries.
Festival organisers are to be congratulated for staging an event that values cultural diversity and global fellowship.
As Minister for Multiculturalism, my remit is to help build and maintain a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society that enriches the lives of all the people in our State.
I wish everyone a happy and successful International Festival of Language & Culture.