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Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council

Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 34th Session today with important resolutions on Syria, South Sudan, Burma, DPRK, Sri Lanka, Libya and Iran.

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Foreign Secretary visits Ethiopia

Foreign Secretary visits Ethiopia

On his first visit to Ethiopia the Foreign Secretary outlined the potential for a deeper partnership on prosperity and regional security

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Foreign Office minister comments on UNICEF report on Syria

Foreign Office minister comments on UNICEF report on Syria

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood comments on UNICEF report highlighting the suffering of children in Syria

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Secretary General: 2018 Commonwealth Summit will reinforce a true global partnership

Secretary General: 2018 Commonwealth Summit will reinforce a true global partnership

The Summit will cement shared aims of good governance, sustainable growth, and inclusive social and economic development, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said.

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Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reflects on this year’s theme of ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ and the onward journey of The Queen’s Baton Relay.

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Foreign Secretary condemns North Korea ballistic missile launch

Foreign Secretary condemns North Korea ballistic missile launch

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has condemned the launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea overnight

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Foreign Secretary at the Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary at the Foreign Affairs Council

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, spoke to the media on arrival at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels.

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Foreign Secretary to visit Russia

Foreign Secretary to visit Russia

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, will travel to Moscow for high-level talks in the coming weeks.

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Foreign Secretary responds to UNSC vote on chemical weapons use in Syria

Foreign Secretary responds to UNSC vote on chemical weapons use in Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson statement on Russia and China vetoing action on Syria at the United Nations.

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Foreign Secretary announces new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Special Envoy for Gender Equality

Foreign Secretary announces new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Special Envoy for Gender Equality

Joanna Roper will spearhead the UK’s efforts to deliver a coherent international approach to ensuring the rights of women and girls.

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Advice for British nationals in Malawi

Advice for British nationals in Malawi

The Consular Section at the British High Commission in Lilongwe will be closed on 1 March 2017.

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Technical problem with external telephone lines in Portugal

Technical problem with external telephone lines in Portugal

This is currently affecting the British Embassy in Lisbon and the Vice Consulate in Portimão.

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Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel Peace Process in Sudan

Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel Peace Process in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, UK and US) urge signatories of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement to honour their commitments.

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Alok Sharma marks 45 years of UK China Ambassadorial ties

Alok Sharma marks 45 years of UK China Ambassadorial ties

The UK Minister for Asia Alok Sharma has visited Beijing ahead of the 45th anniversary of UK-China Ambassadorial relations on 13 March 2017.

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Minister for North Africa statement on the closure of the Nadeem Centre in Egypt

Minister for North Africa statement on the closure of the Nadeem Centre in Egypt

FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood deeply concerned by the decision of the Government of Egypt to close the Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence.

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Troika statement on declaration of AU, IGAD and UN on South Sudan

Troika statement on declaration of AU, IGAD and UN on South Sudan

Joint statement from UK, US and Norway welcoming the joint declaration expressing concern about continued fighting and violence in South Sudan.

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Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in Somalia

Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in Somalia

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Somalia, in which Kenyan military personnel were killed.

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Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in Somalia

Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in Somalia

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Somalia, in which Kenyan military personnel were killed.

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Foreign Secretary statement on Holocaust Memorial Day

Foreign Secretary statement on Holocaust Memorial Day

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, reflects that it is important to remember and educate future generations on the Holocaust's causes.

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UK Minister for Asia Alok Sharma visits Thailand

UK Minister for Asia Alok Sharma visits Thailand

Alok Sharma, the UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific, is in Bangkok for wide ranging talks on issues including trade, human rights and Thailand’s election plans.

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Baroness Anelay hosts Holocaust Memorial Day event

Baroness Anelay hosts Holocaust Memorial Day event

Over 180 people attended the event held at the Foreign Office to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Italy vs Wales rugby match in Rome: consular advice

Italy vs Wales rugby match in Rome: consular advice

The Italy and Welsh Rugby teams will meet in Rome for their RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament on 5 February 2017 at 3pm.

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Minister for the Middle East visits Iran

Minister for the Middle East visits Iran

Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East, has arrived in Iran today (Wednesday 18 January), for a day of discussions on a range of bilateral and regional issues, including consular cases.

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Japanese Olympic Minister meets UK experts

Japanese Olympic Minister meets UK experts

Japan’s Olympic Minister has come to Britain to learn about the UK’s experiences of running sporting events ahead of Tokyo 2020.

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Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, spoke to media in Brussels as he arrived for talks with European partners

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Foreign Secretary statement on Cyprus talks

Foreign Secretary statement on Cyprus talks

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson comments following the Cyprus settlements talks in Geneva on 12 January.

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Minister Ellwood statement on Syria ceasefire violations

Minister Ellwood statement on Syria ceasefire violations

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood comments on reports of violations of the ceasefire in Syria announced by Russia and Turkey on 29 December.

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UK Permanent Representative to the EU

UK Permanent Representative to the EU

A Government Spokesman has made a statement on the resignation of the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union.

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United Nations Security Council welcomes the ceasefire in Syria

United Nations Security Council welcomes the ceasefire in Syria

An explanation of the UK's vote as delivered by Peter Wilson Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN, New York

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Foreign Secretary statement on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Foreign Secretary statement on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

The Foreign Secretary calls on all parties to implement the agreed ceasefire and use it as a basis for lasting peace in 2017.

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Russia lists 150th Organisation Under ‘Foreign Agents’ Law

Russia lists 150th Organisation Under ‘Foreign Agents’ Law

Foreign Office Minister, Sir Alan Duncan, expresses concern over the increased pressure faced by civil society in Russia.

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Foreign Secretary’s Chanukah message

Foreign Secretary’s Chanukah message

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

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Foreign Secretary statement on Syria aid convoy attack

Foreign Secretary statement on Syria aid convoy attack

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomes the UN Board of Inquiry’s summary of its investigation into the attack on an aid convoy, which took place in Urem al-Kubra, northern Syria, on 19 September.

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Foreign Office helps over 1,000 Brits make it home for Christmas

Foreign Office helps over 1,000 Brits make it home for Christmas

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff across the world saved Christmas for more than 1,000 people last year, and have already helped hundreds more this yuletide season.

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Minister for the Americas holds UK Argentina summit

Minister for the Americas holds UK Argentina summit

Sir Alan Duncan, Minister for Europe and the Americas, met Deputy Minister Pedro Villagra Delgado of Argentina for talks on UK-Argentine relations.

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South Sudan at a crossroads

South Sudan at a crossroads

An Op-ed by Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Africa and the Middle East, on the occasion of his visit to South Sudan

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Foreign Secretary meets the new Italian Foreign Minister Alfano in London

Foreign Secretary meets the new Italian Foreign Minister Alfano in London

Boris Johnson has welcomed Foreign Minister Alfano on his first official trip to London since his appointment.

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UK China Statement on Afghanistan

UK China Statement on Afghanistan

UK Foreign Secretary and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi agree long term commitment to future security and stability in Afghanistan

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Minister Ellwood statement on Lebanon cabinet

Minister Ellwood statement on Lebanon cabinet

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood welcomes the formation of Lebanon's new cabinet.

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UK welcomes vote defending role of UN Expert

UK welcomes vote defending role of UN Expert

Human Rights Minister Baroness Anelay welcomes defeat of hostile amendment aimed at delaying the work of the UN’s first Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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Minister for Europe attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Minister for Europe attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Ahead of the meeting, Sir Alan Duncan spoke to media about recent attacks in Turkey and the situation in Syria.

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JETCO 2016: Joint Statement Brazil United Kingdom

JETCO 2016: Joint Statement Brazil   United Kingdom

British Secretary of State for International Trade and his Brazilian counterpartner emphasized the importance of current bilateral cooperation

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UK China ties flourish at 2016 High Level People to People Dialogue

UK China ties flourish at 2016 High Level People to People Dialogue

UK-China collaboration has moved from strength to strength, with a wave of groundbreaking agreements at the 2016 UK-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue.

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Alok Sharma visits Philippines

Alok Sharma visits Philippines

Alok Sharma, the UK’s Minister for Asia and the Pacific, is in Manila for three days of talks on trade, prosperity and security in the Philippines.

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PM phone call with President Santos of Colombia: 2 December 2016

PM phone call with President Santos of Colombia: 2 December 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to President Santos of Colombia and offered her condolences following the recent plane crash.

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