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Foreign Secretary expands UK Commonwealth diplomatic network

Foreign Secretary expands UK Commonwealth diplomatic network

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced an expansion of the UK's overseas network with the opening of nine new diplomatic posts in Commonwealth countries.

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Foreign Secretary commits £4m to democracy in the Commonwealth

Foreign Secretary commits £4m to democracy in the Commonwealth

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced £4 million to strengthen democracy and broaden political participation across 18 Commonwealth countries.

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UK commits to a safer Commonwealth in cyber space

UK commits to a safer Commonwealth in cyber space

PM commits up to £15 million on eve of the world's largest inter-governmental commitment on cyber security cooperation.

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UK and Canada call for international support for Rohingya crisis

UK and Canada call for international support for Rohingya crisis

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland call for greater international support and coordination to the Rohingya crisis.

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PM meets South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

PM meets South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a bilateral meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Minister for Africa discusses economic cooperation in Angola

Minister for Africa discusses economic cooperation in Angola

Minister Harriett Baldwin visited Angola 12-13 April 2018, discussing economic cooperation, women’s empowerment, and work to make the country landmine-free.

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Foreign Secretary announces £1.6 million for women in conflict mediation

Foreign Secretary announces £1.6 million for women in conflict mediation

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announces £1.6 million to put women at the heart of conflict resolution.

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to visit China in a ‘Golden Era’ for the two countries

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to visit China in a ‘Golden Era’ for the two countries

David Lidington will visit China this week, where he will lead the UK-China Senior Leadership Forum and meet officials from the Chinese Government.

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Minister for Africa offers congratulations on Sierra Leone elections

Minister for Africa offers congratulations on Sierra Leone elections

Harriett Baldwin, Minister for Africa, gave a statement following the swearing-in of new Sierra Leonean President Bio.

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FCO Minister Burt appalled by deaths on Israel/Gaza border

FCO Minister Burt appalled by deaths on Israel/Gaza border

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said that there must be no repeat of the 30 March violence

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Foreign Secretary's Easter message 2018

Foreign Secretary's Easter message 2018

The 2018 Easter message from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mali in April 2018

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mali in April 2018

Ms Cat Evans has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Mali and non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Niger.

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African leaders meet in Botswana for summit on wildlife crime

African leaders meet in Botswana for summit on wildlife crime

UK continues work to end the illegal wildlife trade.

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Get involved in celebrating #ourCommonwealthCulture on 16 March

Get involved in celebrating #ourCommonwealthCulture on 16 March

From film and music to our inspirational museum and galleries’ collections, explore and share what the modern commonwealth means to you.

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PM meeting with Prime Minister Muscat of Malta: 12 March 2018

PM meeting with Prime Minister Muscat of Malta: 12 March 2018

On Commonwealth Day, Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

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Foreign Office Minister for Europe and the Americas visits Chile

Foreign Office Minister for Europe and the Americas visits Chile

The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, arrives in Santiago de Chile today (9th March).

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UK drives progress on gender equality in the Middle East

UK drives progress on gender equality in the Middle East

Lord Ahmad visited Turkey and Iraq following the launch of the government’s 5-year women, peace and security strategy.

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UK drives progress on gender equality in the Middle East

UK drives progress on gender equality in the Middle East

Lord Ahmad visited Turkey and Iraq following the launch of the government’s 5-year women, peace and security strategy.

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Foreign Secretary statement following the Kabul Process meeting

Foreign Secretary statement following the Kabul Process meeting

The Kabul Process is the Afghan-owned, Afghan-led conference aiming to take forward a real intra-Afghan dialogue on peace.

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Middle East Minister Alistair Burt issues stark warning as the number of people affected by humanitarian crises doubles over decade

Middle East Minister Alistair Burt issues stark warning as the number of people affected by humanitarian crises doubles over decade

At a time of almost unprecedented humanitarian need, the UK urges other countries to follow our lead to deliver better and faster humanitarian responses.

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen

Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen in succession to Simon Shercliff.

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Lord Ahmad congratulates The Gambia on Commonwealth re entry

Lord Ahmad congratulates The Gambia on Commonwealth re entry

On a two-day visit, Commonwealth Minister Lord Ahmad congratulates The Gambia following their re-entry to the Commonwealth.

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Troika statement on South Sudan forum

Troika statement on South Sudan forum

UK, US and Norway statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan.

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Minister for Africa urges restraint and dialogue in Cameroon

Minister for Africa urges restraint and dialogue in Cameroon

Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin visits Cameroon and Côte D’Ivoire on a three-day visit.

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Foreign Office Minister condemns Russia for NotPetya attacks

Foreign Office Minister condemns Russia for NotPetya attacks

UK judges that the Russian government was responsible for the NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017.

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Foreign Secretary meeting with Irish Foreign Minister

Foreign Secretary meeting with Irish Foreign Minister

The Foreign Secretary met Tánaiste Simon Coveney today for a meeting on the UK-Ireland bilateral relationship and foreign policy cooperation.

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Minister Field statement on terrorist attack in Kabul

Minister Field statement on terrorist attack in Kabul

Mark Field, FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific, condemns the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Troika statement on conflict in South Sudan

Troika statement on conflict in South Sudan

UK, US and Norway condemn violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement in South Sudan.

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Harriett Baldwin MP appointed Minister for Africa

Harriett Baldwin MP appointed Minister for Africa

Harriett Baldwin MP has been appointed as Minister for Africa for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development.

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The Third United Kingdom Thailand Strategic Dialogue

The Third United Kingdom Thailand Strategic Dialogue

The Third Session of the UK-Thailand Strategic Dialogue was held in Bangkok on 3 January 2018

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FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field visits Vietnam

FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field visits Vietnam

The Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific arrives in Hanoi on Thursday 4 January.

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Minister for Asia and Pacific Mark Field returns to Thailand for Strategic Dialogue

Minister for Asia and Pacific Mark Field returns to Thailand for Strategic Dialogue

The Rt Hon. Mark Field MP, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Minister for Asia and Pacific, returned to Bangkok on 2nd January, following a previous visit in November 2017.

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UK government congratulates Liberian President Elect

UK government congratulates Liberian President Elect

The Minister for Africa gave a statement on the Presidential run-off election in the Republic of Liberia.

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International child abduction: free sources of advice and support

International child abduction: free sources of advice and support

As schools break up for the Christmas holidays, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is reminding people of the support available to those affected by international child abduction.

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Foreign Secretary arrives in Moscow

Foreign Secretary arrives in Moscow

The Foreign Secretary has arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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The Troika statement on South Sudan

The Troika statement on South Sudan

The Troika Welcomes the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access Concerning the Conflict in South Sudan.

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Minister Alan Duncan announces an additional £7m in funding for the Colombian peace process

Minister Alan Duncan announces an additional £7m in funding for the Colombian peace process

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Americas Sir Alan Duncan has announced an increase in financial support for Colombia's peace process

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DFID statement on the death of Becky Dykes

DFID statement on the death of Becky Dykes

DFID statement on the death of Becky Dykes

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UK Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting 2017 Joint Statement

UK Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting 2017   Joint Statement

The UK-Japan Joint Statement from the Third UK-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting, 14 December 2017

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Foreign Secretary's Chanukkah message

Foreign Secretary's Chanukkah message

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sends his warmest wishes for the Festival of Lights

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Chancellor visit to Saudi Arabia: 10 December 2017

Chancellor visit to Saudi Arabia: 10 December 2017

The Chancellor is expected to discuss a range of issues, including the economic reform plan Vision 2030.

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Chinese Vice Premier attends UK/China People to People Dialogue

Chinese Vice Premier attends UK/China People to People Dialogue

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong meets Prime Minister Theresa May and HRH The Princess Royal during the UK-China People to People Dialogue.

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Education Secretary expands UK China internship programme

Education Secretary expands UK China internship programme

At least 300 young people will have the chance to live and work in China following the expansion of a government-funded internship scheme.

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Pupils from across the country celebrate Mandarin success

Pupils from across the country celebrate Mandarin success

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has praised the first cohort of pupils on the Mandarin Excellence Programme for their excellent first year results.

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PM statement on US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem: 6 December 2017

PM statement on US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem: 6 December 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has released the following statement on the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

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