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Foreign Secretary comments on criminal report into MH17 tragedy

Foreign Secretary comments on criminal report into MH17 tragedy

Foreign Secretary comments on criminal report into MH17 tragedy by the Joint Investigation Team

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Foreign Secretary on first official visit to Turkey

Foreign Secretary on first official visit to Turkey

Boris Johnson held high-level talks with Turkey’s leaders and focused on UK support to Syria during his three-day visit

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Baroness Anelay leads international call to end stigma of sexual violence

Baroness Anelay leads international call to end stigma of sexual violence

Baroness Anelay and UN Special Representative Bangura co-host UNGA event to challenge the stigma associated with sexual violence

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Communiqué on the Situation in Yemen

Communiqué on the Situation in Yemen

The Foreign Ministers of the UK and Northern Ireland, USA, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE met to reaffirm their commitment to a resolution to the conflict in Yemen.

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Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemns aid convoy attack in Syria

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UK pledges £20m for landmine clearance from the Falkland Islands

UK pledges £20m for landmine clearance from the Falkland Islands

Thousands of landmines will be cleared from the Falkland Islands in a new £20m phase of demining work.

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UK and Argentina agree joint statement on areas of mutual cooperation

UK and Argentina agree joint statement on areas of mutual cooperation

The British Government and the Government of Argentina have agreed to an improved relationship through closer co-operation on areas of mutual interest, including on trade and security.

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Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan arrives in Argentina for bilateral talks

Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan arrives in Argentina for bilateral talks

Sir Alan Duncan becomes the first Foreign Office Minister to visit Argentina since 2009 after arriving in Buenos Aires today

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Foreign Secretary statement to celebrate Gibraltar Day

Foreign Secretary statement to celebrate Gibraltar Day

The Foreign Secretary emphasises his support for Gibraltar and its people on Gibraltar's National Day.

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Foreign Secretary's Eid message

Foreign Secretary's Eid message

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wishes “Eid Mubarak” to all Muslims on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

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Change of British High Commissioner to Malawi

Change of British High Commissioner to Malawi

Ms Holly Tett has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Malawi.

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Club Brugge KV v Leicester City Travel Advice

Club Brugge KV v Leicester City Travel Advice

Travel advice for Leicester City fans travelling to Belgium for the Club Brugge v Leicester City match on Wednesday 14 September.

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UK support for the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians

UK support for the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians

Baroness Anelay highlights UK commitment to protection of civilians

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My final blog. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto!

My final blog. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto!

Tim Cole, British Ambassador to Cuba, says goodbye on his blog at the end of four wonderful years on the island.

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UK and The High Negotiations Committee of The Syrian Opposition

UK and The High Negotiations Committee of The Syrian Opposition

On September 7 the UK Foreign Secretary will host the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition (HNC) and numerous foreign ministers from across the world. During this time the HNC will launch their political vision for Syria, which details how they will aim to negotiate a political end to the conflict and what a future political system will look like.

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UK upgrades diplomatic relations with Iran

UK upgrades diplomatic relations with Iran

Nicholas Hopton appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Tehran

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Scotland Vs Malta travel advice

Scotland Vs Malta travel advice

Travel advice for Scotland supporters making the trip to Malta for the Malta - Scotland friendly on the 4 September 2016.

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Scotland Vs Malta travel advice

Scotland Vs Malta travel advice

Travel advice for Scotland supporters making the trip to Malta for the Malta - Scotland friendly on the 4 September 2016.

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New High Commissioner in Malta

New High Commissioner in Malta

The new High Commissioner presented his credentials to the President of Malta on 1 September 2016

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British Embassy closed 29th August 2016

British Embassy closed 29th August 2016

Bank Holiday

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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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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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