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British Embassy closed 29th August 2016

British Embassy closed 29th August 2016

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Minister Ellwood statement on Syria

Minister Ellwood statement on Syria

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood statement on reports of an agreement to allow civilians and opposition fighters to leave Syrian town of Daraya

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Foreign Secretary statement on United Nations chemical weapons report

Foreign Secretary statement on United Nations chemical weapons report

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson comments on the submission of the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism report on chemicals weapons in Syria

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Foreign Office Minister congratulates Ukraine on its Independence Day

Foreign Office Minister congratulates Ukraine on its Independence Day

On 24 August Ukraine celebrates its independence day, 25 years after it declared independence from the former USSR.

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Foreign Secretary meets New Zealand Foreign Minister

Foreign Secretary meets New Zealand Foreign Minister

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, hosted his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully in London today.

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Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson statement on the situation in Aleppo

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The Hajj 2016: travel advice

The Hajj 2016: travel advice

Foreign & Commonwealth Office issue advice for British pilgrims attending the Hajj.

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Switzerland

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Switzerland

Ms Jane Owen has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein

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Alok Sharma makes first visit to China

Alok Sharma makes first visit to China

Alok Sharma will travel to Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou in his first official visit to China since being appointed UK Minister for Asia

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Minister for Africa visits Democratic Republic of the Congo

Minister for Africa visits Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tobias Ellwood urges progress towards holding timely elections.

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Change of British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Change of British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Mr David Ward has been appointed British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and non-resident British High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu and the Republic of Nauru.

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UK condemns North Korea's ballistic missile launch

UK condemns North Korea's ballistic missile launch

The UK calls on North Korea to comply with UN Security Council resolutions and stop further provocations.

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Foreign Secretary visit to France

Foreign Secretary visit to France

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, visited Paris to meet French Foreign Minister Ayrault

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Joint statement on Yemen

Joint statement on Yemen

A joint statement from the Governments of the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia and UAE following a meeting about the situation in Yemen

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Alok Sharma statement on North Korea missile testing

Alok Sharma statement on North Korea missile testing

FCO Minister for Asia Alok Sharma expresses concern following reports of more ballistic missile lauches by North Korea

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Government consults with civil society groups on UN peacekeeping

Government consults with civil society groups on UN peacekeeping

Baroness Anelay and General Gordon Messenger hosted an event to discuss key themes for the upcoming UK led Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial

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Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, attends his first EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

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Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, attends his first EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

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Arusha talks on Burundi crisis

Arusha talks on Burundi crisis

Danae Dholakia, Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes, urges regional leaders to support the dialogue led by President Mkapa.

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Foreign Secretary comments on anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

Foreign Secretary comments on anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

Boris Johnson praises historic diplomatic achievement

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Postavenie obcanov štátov Európskej únie vo Velkej Británii

Postavenie obcanov štátov Európskej únie vo Velkej Británii

Referendum bezprostredne neovplyvnilo práva a postavenie obcanov EÚ v Británii a britských obcanov žijúcich v EÚ.

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Joint statement on Libya

Joint statement on Libya

Joint statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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FCO Minister condemns bombings in Saudi Arabia

FCO Minister condemns bombings in Saudi Arabia

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood responds to the attacks across the country

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Minister for the Middle East statement on settlements in the West Bank

Minister for the Middle East statement on settlements in the West Bank

Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, concerned by the announcement of new settlement units in the West Bank.

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Minister for the Middle East condemns attack in Baghdad

Minister for the Middle East condemns attack in Baghdad

Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, responds to the attack in the Karrada district of Baghdad

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Minister for Asia condemns attack in Bangladesh

Minister for Asia condemns attack in Bangladesh

Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire, responds to the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of Human Rights Council

Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 32nd Session today, passing a range of important resolutions, including on Syria, Ukraine, Eritrea, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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Foreign Office and Reunite highlight impact of child abduction

Foreign Office and Reunite highlight impact of child abduction

The FCO urges parents to consider consequences of international child abduction

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FCO Minister condemns attack in Afghanistan

FCO Minister condemns attack in Afghanistan

Minister for Afghanistan Tobias Ellwood calls for end to violence in Afghanistan following attack in Paghman district

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The UK is looking for a candidate to be nominated as the High Commissioner on National Minorities at the OSCE

The UK is looking for a candidate to be nominated as the High Commissioner on National Minorities at the OSCE

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe is looking for a High Commissioner on National Minorities

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UK statement to OSCE Annual Security Review Conference opening session

UK statement to OSCE Annual Security Review Conference opening session

Delivered by Head of UK Delegation to the OSCE Sian MacLeod, Vienna, 28 June 2016

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Shakespeare Themed QBP Celebrations

Shakespeare Themed QBP Celebrations

The British Embassy in Harare hosted a Shakespeare themed QBP to mark HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

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Celebrating Mid Winter's Day in British Antarctic Territory 2016

Celebrating Mid Winter's Day in British Antarctic Territory 2016

Flag of the British Antarctic Territory flying over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 21st June to mark mid point of Antarctic winter.

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Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

The Foreign Secretary spoke to media in Luxembourg about Libya and migration.

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Minister Hugo Swire meets Foreign Minister for Ecuador

Minister Hugo Swire meets Foreign Minister for Ecuador

Minister for the Americas, the Rt Hon. Hugo Swire MP, met the new Ecuadorean Foreign Minister, Guillaume Long, in London on 20 June.

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Celebration of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Celebration of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Full transcript: speech by British Ambassador Asif Ahmad at the Queen's birthday celebration

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Queen's Birthday Party Held in Yerevan

Queen's Birthday Party Held in Yerevan

Queen's 90th birthday celebrated in Yerevan

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Foreign Office statement on Bahrain

Foreign Office statement on Bahrain

Concern expressed about suspension of opposition party

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Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands

Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands

Dr John Freeman CMG has been appointed Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands in succession to Mr Peter Beckingham.

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Chevening Applications: Top Tips

Chevening Applications: Top Tips

Head of our Economic Development Section, Mike Vidler, offers his top tips for those applying for Chevening Scholarships.

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UK Statement at Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation Ministerial Meeting

UK Statement at Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation Ministerial Meeting

Delivered by Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 13 June 2016, Vienna

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Foreign Secretary's Ramadan message 2016

Foreign Secretary's Ramadan message 2016

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond wishes all Muslims, in the UK and around the world, 'Ramadan Mubarak'.

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Minister for Asia Hugo Swire visits India

Minister for Asia Hugo Swire visits India

Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire, arrived in India on Monday 30 May to continue to strengthen the long-standing UK-India relationship.

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Eighth UK Kuwait Joint Steering Group

Eighth UK Kuwait Joint Steering Group

Further steps in UK-Kuwait cooperation agreed at the latest Joint Steering Group meeting on 25-26 May

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FCO Minister welcomes release of Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan

FCO Minister welcomes release of Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan

The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan has granted a conditional release to prominent journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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