The minister responsible for the Welsh language, Leighton Andrews, says Meri Huws starting work as the new Welsh Language Commissioner is a very significant day for the future of the Welsh language.
The Welsh Language Commissioner will be critical to delivering the Welsh Government's vision of a thriving and vibrant language. She will be a robust and active champion for the language –and will work with organisations to increase the number of services available in Welsh, providing more opportunities for people to use the language in their day-to-day lives.
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