First Minister : Wales is 'making great progress on an international stage'

In his St David's Day message, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has said that Wales is making great progress on an international stage, despite being a small nation.

St David's Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate all the things that make us Welsh - from our language and culture, to sport and spectacular scenery, we have a lot to be proud of.

This year we have even more to shout about as we have proved that Wales can punch above its weight on the global stage. We have shed old stereotypes to emerge as a strong contender in business.

St David's Day is an opportunity for us to take stock of all our achievements and to be proud of our ability as a small nation to punch well above our weight. People across the world will be joining our celebrations, with events taking place far and wide.

As we look forward to the year ahead with all the opportunities it offers, I wish you all a happy St David's Day. Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus i bawb.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones

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St David's Day celebrated across Wales and beyond

Welsh communities worldwide celebrated St David's Day, with parades in Wales, a Welsh flag flying above 10 Downing St, and servicemen abroad marking the day.