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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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Foreign Secretary at EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary at EU Foreign Affairs Council

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke to media ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

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British Embassy Kabul Programme Fund 2017 18

British Embassy Kabul Programme Fund 2017 18

British Embassy Kabul Programme Fund bidding round now open.

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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 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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Baroness Anelay welcomes new UNSC members

Baroness Anelay welcomes new UNSC members

UK looks forward to working with new UN Security Council non-permanent members .

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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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Illegal Wildlife Trade: It isn't just about the wildlife

Illegal Wildlife Trade: It isn't just about the wildlife

HMA Catherine Arnold's blog on ''Illegal Wildlife Trade''

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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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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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UK / URUGUAY DOUBLE TAXATION CONVENTION Now in Force

UK / URUGUAY DOUBLE TAXATION CONVENTION Now in Force

The comprehensive Double Taxation Convention between the two countries has taken effect from 1 January 2017.

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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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Change of British High Commissioner to Brunei

Change of British High Commissioner to Brunei

Mr Richard Lindsay has been appointed British High Commissioner to Brunei

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Publication of Annual Report 2016 on the National Security Strategy & Strategic Defence & Security Review 2015

Publication of Annual Report 2016 on the National Security Strategy & Strategic Defence & Security Review 2015

Acting UK Ambassador to NATO, Paul Johnston, announces how the UK’s commitments to NATO in last year’s SDSR are being realised

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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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UK announces more scholarships for US students to strengthen links with USA.

UK announces more scholarships for US students to strengthen links with USA.

Foreign Office increases Marshall Scholarship numbers to extend relationships with USA’s next generation of leaders.

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FCO celebrates annual Human Rights Day

FCO celebrates annual Human Rights Day

Ahead of Human Rights Day Minister for Human Rights, Baroness Anelay hosts an annual event in the FCO to celebrate UK action on universal human rights

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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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Foreign Secretary to attend NATO meeting of Foreign Ministers

Foreign Secretary to attend NATO meeting of Foreign Ministers

Acting UK Ambassador to NATO, Paul Johnston, announces that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will join the NATO meeting of Foreign Ministers on 6-7 December in Brussels.

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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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Minister for Africa welcomes signing of the Accra Declaration

Minister for Africa welcomes signing of the Accra Declaration

Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Africa and the Middle East, emphasized the importance of Ghana’s electoral rules and regulations being respected.

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Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

British Embassy Chisinau organised a commemorative event to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Ambassador Lucy Joyce thanked the French Ambassador Pascal Vagogne and the German Chargé d’Affaires Mr Florian Seitz, for gracing with their presence and patronising the event.

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Brits urged to get travel insurance for winter sports abroad

Brits urged to get travel insurance for winter sports abroad

Foreign Office, ABTA and 5-time Olympic skier Graham Bell urge winter sports enthusiasts to take out travel insurance with winter sports cover before they hit the slopes.

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