Opposition Leader, Dr. Godwin Friday, left, and Priti Patel, UK Secretary of State for International Development share a light moment at International delegates reception.

Leader of the Opposition and President of the New Democratic Party, Godwin Friday attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom, held Oct. 1 to 4.

The NDP said in a Facebook post that Friday joined other members from the Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU) and other international delegates from Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa who also attended the annual event, held under the theme, “Building a Country That Works for Everyone.”

Dr. Godwin Friday, right, and Johnson Boston of Dominica, centre, discussing relief efforts by Britain in the region with Boris Johnson, UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Areas.

Friday participated in several panel discussions in the international lounge of the conference centre on democracy support, gender equality, Brexit and international trade, the NDP said.

The part said that its leader also met with several conservative Members of Parliament including, Party Chairman the Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Areas, Boris Johnson.

In his discussions, Friday highlighted several issues of concern such as disaster relief and possible repatriation, opportunities for trade in a post-Brexit environment, and areas for growth and investment in small island developing states.

He returned to St. Vincent on Oct. 5.