ladies and gentlemen,
thank you for your nice welcome(and reception①).it has been a long cherished hope② of ours to visit england some day. we are fortunate to have had this rare chance today. we feel specially honoured to be given this opportunity to meet such a nice group of distinguished people like you.
i am sure our stay here will be a fruitful and enjoyable one. i do hope to see more of you while we are here.