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ACT Summer Security   Know The Game Plan

ACT Summer Security Know The Game Plan

Former England stars have teamed up with Counter Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.

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Foreign Secretary meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Foreign Secretary meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Boris Johnson reiterates UK's commitment to Iran nuclear deal and de-escalation of violence in Gaza.

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Sanctions and Anti Money Laundering Act receives Royal Assent

Sanctions and Anti Money Laundering Act receives Royal Assent

Her Majesty The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act.

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Minister for Human Rights Universal Periodic Review statement

Minister for Human Rights Universal Periodic Review statement

The closing Ministerial statement to mark the end of the 30th session of the Universal Period Review.

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Foreign Secretary’s Ramadan message

Foreign Secretary’s Ramadan message

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sends his warmest wishes to Muslims in Britain and across the world at the start of Ramadan.

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UK response to violence in Gaza

UK response to violence in Gaza

Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt issued a statement after numerous Palestinians were killed and injured in Gaza and the West Bank in protests that erupted after the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

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Minister for Asia Mark Field visits India

Minister for Asia Mark Field visits India

Foreign Office Minister arrives in India for wide-ranging talks on India-UK Tech Partnership, sustainable energy, and girls' education.

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Foreign Office Minister completes successful visit to Nepal

Foreign Office Minister completes successful visit to Nepal

Mark Field visited Nepal between 6-7 May 2018 to boost business opportunities between the UK and Nepal.

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Foreign Secretary to visit Washington

Foreign Secretary to visit Washington

Mr Johnson to meet Vice President Mike Pence and senior Administration figures.

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Foreign Secretary statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Iran speech

Foreign Secretary statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Iran speech

Boris Johnson responds to Prime Minister's Netanyahu's speech on 30th April 2018

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The Queen's Birthday was celebrated in Buenos Aires

The Queen's Birthday was celebrated in Buenos Aires

The British Embassy in Buenos Aires celebrated Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday on 27 April at the British Ambassador’s Residence.

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AS Roma v Liverpool FC Travel Advice

AS Roma v Liverpool FC Travel Advice

Advice for fans travelling to Italy for Liverpool FC’s match with AS Roma on Wednesday 2 May 2018

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Foreign Secretary to discuss Russia at NATO meeting

Foreign Secretary to discuss Russia at NATO meeting

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will discuss Russia’s continued “reckless and destabilising” activity, at a NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Brussels today (April 27).

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Foreign Secretary launches Platform for Girls' Education

Foreign Secretary launches Platform for Girls' Education

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calls on world leaders to ensure 12 years of quality education for all.

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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 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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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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