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UK Oman Joint Working Group Statement

UK Oman Joint Working Group Statement

Minister Tobias Ellwood and His Excellency Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Al Busaidi chair the ninth meeting of the UK-Oman Joint Working Group.

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Baroness Anelay Twitter Q&A

Baroness Anelay Twitter Q&A

Baroness Anelay will be answering the public’s questions on Human Rights on the 28th April.

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100 days to Rio: Team GB hero urges Olympic fans to stay safe

100 days to Rio: Team GB hero urges Olympic fans to stay safe

Stars of British sport give FCO travel advice a gold medal.

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UK Concerned About Political Intimidation in DRC

UK Concerned About Political Intimidation in DRC

Special Envoy calls on DRC government to uphold the right to free expression guaranteed by the African Charter on Democracy

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Foreign Secretary's 2016 Passover message

Foreign Secretary's 2016 Passover message

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond sends his warmest wishes to all those celebrating Passover

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Troika statement on continued delay in South Sudan peace process

Troika statement on continued delay in South Sudan peace process

UK, US and Norway demand Riek Machar returns to Juba and transitional government is formed.

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Sport Relief Mile 2016   Kazakhstan

Sport Relief Mile 2016 Kazakhstan

The British Embassy Astana is organising a charity run on Saturday, 14 May, and calls for participants.

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Change of Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York

Change of Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York

Antonia Romeo appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and to the newly created role of Director-General Economic and Commercial Affairs USA

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Minister Tobias Ellwood condemns murder of Nazimuddin Samad

Minister Tobias Ellwood condemns murder of Nazimuddin Samad

Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood comments on the death of Nazimuddin Samad.

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Joint Statement Encouraging Sudanese Parties to Agree on the AUHIP Roadmap

Joint Statement Encouraging Sudanese Parties to Agree on the AUHIP Roadmap

Troika countries welcome AUHIP Roadmap for Sudan, urge government to clarify commitments on National Dialogue, and encourage opposition to subsequently sign.

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Minister for Central Asia visits Turkey and Uzbekistan

Minister for Central Asia visits Turkey and Uzbekistan

The visit by FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood focused on support to Syria as well as regional security and prosperity.

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan

Mr Paul Madden CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan in succession to Mr Tim Hitchens CMG LVO

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UK concern at treatment of prisoners in Burundi

UK concern at treatment of prisoners in Burundi

UK Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes, Danae Dholakia, calls on Burundian government to protect prisoners’ human rights and stop abuses.

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UK response to Argentina’s intention to extend its continental shelf

UK response to Argentina’s intention to extend its continental shelf

The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 28th March a planned expansion of its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 660,000 square miles.

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First release of Foreign Office files on Nazi persecution victims

First release of Foreign Office files on Nazi persecution victims

National Archives has released FCO files relating to the compensation for British victims of Nazi persecution during the Second World War

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Foreign Secretary welcomes ceasefire in Yemen

Foreign Secretary welcomes ceasefire in Yemen

Philip Hammond urges all parties to come to a political settlement

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Foreign Secretary comments on sentencing of Radovan Karadžic

Foreign Secretary comments on sentencing of Radovan Karadžic

The Foreign Secretary welcomes today's important judgment of the ICTY in the case against Radovan Karadžic.

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Foreign Secretary comments on sentencing of Radovan Karadžic

Foreign Secretary comments on sentencing of Radovan Karadžic

The Foreign Secretary welcomes today's important judgment of the ICTY in the case against Radovan Karadžic.

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Foreign Secretary statement on FAC report on UK’s role in war against Daesh (ISIL)

Foreign Secretary statement on FAC report on UK’s role in war against Daesh (ISIL)

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond responds to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee report on the UK’s role in the war against Daesh (ISIL) following the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria in February 2016.

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UK submits response to UN Working Group on Assange case

UK submits response to UN Working Group on Assange case

The United Kingdom has submitted a formal response to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) relating to the case of Julian Assange.

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Enjoy AMP Lost&Found festival 2016 and be #festivalaware!

Enjoy AMP Lost&Found festival 2016 and be #festivalaware!

Read our essential advice for festival-goers this year. Learn how you can stay safe in Malta so you can enjoy yourselves!

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Foreign Secretary condemns guilty verdict in case against Nadiya Savchenko

Foreign Secretary condemns guilty verdict in case against Nadiya Savchenko

Foreign Secretary calls for immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko.

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Travel advice consultation launched

Travel advice consultation launched

Travellers are being asked to give their views on how the travel advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is presented.

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Foreign Secretary's Nowruz message 2016 (1395)

Foreign Secretary's Nowruz message 2016 (1395)

Philip Hammond expresses his best wishes to those celebrating Nowruz in Britain, Iran and around the world.

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Super Priority Visa Service launched in Astana from 22 March 2016

Super Priority Visa Service launched in Astana from 22 March 2016

On 22 March 2016 UK Visas & Immigration launch a 24-hour Super Priority Visa Service at the UK Visa Application Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan

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The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP remarks at the British American Business Chamber 20th anniversary

The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP   remarks at the British American Business Chamber 20th anniversary

Minister for State Hugo Swire delivers a speech at the British American Business Chamber 20th anniversary event in Birmingham

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UK UAE Taskforce meeting

UK UAE Taskforce meeting

The fifteenth meeting of the UK-UAE Taskforce was hosted by Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood MP on 16 March in London

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The Commonwealth is no relic of the past

The Commonwealth is no relic of the past

FCO Minister Hugo Swire blogs on the importance of the Commonwealth for the present and future.

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Partnership in prosperity

Partnership in prosperity

Ambassador Paul Brummell's keynote address at Growth Forum, an event organised by the National Bank of Romania and Profit.ro economic news website.

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Review of British Antarctic Territory Legislation post consultation

Review of British Antarctic Territory Legislation   post consultation

Changes to the Official Gazette and new Attorney General and Revision of Law Ordinances.

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FCO Minister condemns violence in Israel and OPTs

FCO Minister condemns violence in Israel and OPTs

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns violence in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

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Open data speech by ambassador Paul Brummell

Open data speech by ambassador Paul Brummell

UK and Romania celebrate International Open Data Day at 'Romania's Commitment in Open Government Partnership' event in Bucharest.

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Joint communiqué on fifth UK Vietnam Strategic Dialogue

Joint communiqué on fifth UK Vietnam Strategic Dialogue

Minister Hugo Swire and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son co-chaired the fifth UK-Vietnam Strategic Dialogue in London.

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Euro 2016: fans already preparing for tournament in France

Euro 2016: fans already preparing for tournament in France

With only 100 days to go, new figures have shown that a third of home nations fans planning to travel to France for the 2016 UEFA European Championships still do not have accommodation booked and more than half do not have tickets.

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Response to UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria report

Response to UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria report

The UN commission of Inquiry on Syria has today published a report on the human rights situation in Syria.

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Opportunity for UK citizens in Finland to register to vote in the EU Referendum

Opportunity for UK citizens in Finland to register to vote in the EU Referendum

The Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU is held on 23 June

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Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Joint Statement on Libya

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Foreign Office launches its University Roadshow

Foreign Office launches its University Roadshow

The Foreign Office is travelling across the UK during February to recruit the most talented and diverse graduates for the Diplomatic Service.

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Six Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong: July December 2015

Six Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong: July December 2015

The UK Government today published its Six-Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong covering developments from 1 July to 31 December 2015

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British Embassy Kabul Strategic Programme Fund 2016 17

British Embassy Kabul Strategic Programme Fund 2016 17

British Embassy Kabul Strategic Programme Fund bidding round now open.

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Foreign Secretary’s Lunar New Year message

Foreign Secretary’s Lunar New Year message

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, wishes a happy Lunar New Year to those celebrating around the world.

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Foreign Secretary condemns North Korea’s missile launch

Foreign Secretary condemns North Korea’s missile launch

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned North Korea's ballistic missile technology test.

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UK welcomes resumption of coordinated military operations in DRC

UK welcomes resumption of coordinated military operations in DRC

UK Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes salutes the agreement between the Government of DRC and MONUSCO

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Minister for Africa condemns latest attacks in Lake Chad region

Minister for Africa condemns latest attacks in Lake Chad region

Minister for Africa condemns latest attacks in Lake Chad region

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The Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

The Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

The Magna Carta Fund is the FCO’s dedicated strategic fund supporting our global human rights and democracy work.

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