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St David's Day celebrations

Events are taking place across Wales today to mark St David's Day, including a visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Welsh Secretary's St. David's Day hopes

In his St. David's Day message, Welsh Secretary David Jones says Wales' two governments must continue to work together so that the country can 'achieve its maximum potential.

As Secretary of State for Wales, I am delighted to deliver my first St David’s Day greeting, and to send my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating our national day at home and around the world.

Devolution means that Wales has two Governments - in Westminster and in Cardiff. Whilst there are certainly political differences between our two administrations, I believe that the First Minister and I are agreed that the interests of the people of Wales are best served by working together as closely as possible.

Over the last few months, I have sharpened the focus of the Wales Office, to ensure that economic growth is at the heart of all we do. Key to growth is the improvement of Wales's infrastructure, which has suffered from under-investment over many decades. Our announcement last year of the electrification of the Great Western rail line to Swansea is a clear indication of our intent to improve Welsh infrastructure. Now we are working on the business case for upgrading the North Wales coast line and are determined to continue the roll-out of superfast broadband throughout Wales.

Every one of us who lives in Wales has, I believe, good reason to feel proud of our uniquely beautiful homeland. It has a rich and illustrious history and, with some hard work from us all, the promise of a better, more prosperous future.

I wish you all a happy St David’s Day. Dydd G?yl Dewi hapus i bawb.

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