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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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Baroness Anelay opens conference on tackling the stigma of sexual violence

Baroness Anelay opens conference on tackling the stigma of sexual violence

Survivors, experts and civil society will meet to discuss the challenges of tackling the stigma which often afflicts survivors of sexual violence. These discussions will be used to develop a Principles for Global Action document to end stigma.

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Foreign Secretary comments on Aleppo

Foreign Secretary comments on Aleppo

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calls for immediate ceasefire in Aleppo.

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Minister Ellwood condemns terrorist attack in al Hilla, Iraq

Minister Ellwood condemns terrorist attack in al Hilla, Iraq

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood comments following an attack on a petrol station and restaurant in al-Hilla in Iraq

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Baroness Anelay welcomes progress at the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee

Baroness Anelay welcomes progress at the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee

Baroness Anelay welcomes progress on human rights at the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee and calls for words to be translated into actions

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Tobias Ellwood statement on plans to demolish Bedouin village in Israel

Tobias Ellwood statement on plans to demolish Bedouin village in Israel

Minister for the Middle East comments on plans to demolish a Bedouin village in southern Israel.

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Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan's first visit to Georgia

Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan's first visit to Georgia

Georgia will host the annual UK-Georgia 'Wardrop' Dialogue for the first time since it was launched in 2014.

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Faster entry at the border now available to Uruguayans

Faster entry at the border now available to Uruguayans

Regular visitors to the UK from Uruguay are eligible to apply to join the UK’s Registered Traveller Service from Monday 21 November.

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Porto v Leicester City travel advice

Porto v Leicester City travel advice

Travel advice for Leicester City fans travelling to Porto for the Porto v Leicester City match on Wednesday 7 December

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Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary statement on Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemns airstrikes in east Aleppo.

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Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Before the meeting, the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, spoke to media about the meeting's agenda, Turkey, defence and the US election.

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Foreign Secretary in Czech Republic

Foreign Secretary in Czech Republic

During his visit, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the Czech Foreign Minister Zaoralek spoke to the media.

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Foreign Secretary visit to Serbia

Foreign Secretary visit to Serbia

Ahead of his meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke to the media.

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Foreign Secretary statement on chemical weapons use in Syria

Foreign Secretary statement on chemical weapons use in Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson comments on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) decision condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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Foreign Secretary in Malta for high level talks

Foreign Secretary in Malta for high level talks

The discussions focused on the bilateral relationship between Malta and the UK, migration, Libya, the Commonwealth, and the EU.

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Foreign Secretary in Malta for high level talks

Foreign Secretary in Malta for high level talks

The discussions focused on the bilateral relationship between Malta and the UK, migration, Libya, the Commonwealth, and the EU.

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Foreign Secretary visit to Kosovo

Foreign Secretary visit to Kosovo

During his visit the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, addressed the Assembly of Kosovo.

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Foreign Secretary visit to Germany

Foreign Secretary visit to Germany

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, visited Berlin to meet German Foreign Minister Frank Steinmeier

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Baroness Anelay promotes human rights on first visit to South Asia

Baroness Anelay promotes human rights on first visit to South Asia

Baroness Anelay will visit Sri Lanka and Burma for discussions in her capacity as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister for Human Rights

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UK pledges new support for Colombian peace process

UK pledges new support for Colombian peace process

The UK government announced the new funding during the Colombia State Visit

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UK to welcome President Santos for Colombia State Visit.

UK to welcome President Santos for Colombia State Visit.

President of Colombia to begin Colombia’s first ever state visit to the UK.

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Alok Sharma comments on UK China Human Rights Dialogue

Alok Sharma comments on UK China Human Rights Dialogue

UK-China Human Rights Dialogue 2016

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Baroness Anelay marks International Religious Freedom Day

Baroness Anelay marks International Religious Freedom Day

One week on from groundbreaking conference on freedom of religion or belief, Human Rights Minister Baroness Anelay reiterates the importance the government attaches to promoting this fundamental right

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New 'Innovation is GREAT' partnership with McLaren

New 'Innovation is GREAT' partnership with McLaren

The GREAT Britain Campaign (GREAT) has announced a unique partnership with McLaren to help highlight the UK’s innovative culture.

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FCO leads global action on freedom of religion

FCO leads global action on freedom of religion

The Foreign Office is hosting a two day summit to bring together experts to explore how freedom of religion or belief can help prevent violent extremism

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Foreign Secretary at the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary at the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Secretary comments to media at the EU Foreign Affairs Council

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Minister Ellwood statement on Mosul

Minister Ellwood statement on Mosul

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood comments on the start of the Iraqi mission to recapture the city of Mosul in Iraq

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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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Foreign Secretary statement on Maldives leaving the Commonwealth

Foreign Secretary statement on Maldives leaving the Commonwealth

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has issued a statement following the announcement that the Maldives will leave the Commonwealth.

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Foreign Secretary's message of condolence on the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Foreign Secretary's message of condolence on the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Boris Johnson has offered his condolences to the people of Thailand following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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British Ambassador delivers UK statement at OPCW

British Ambassador delivers UK statement at OPCW

Sir Geoffrey Adams delivered a statement to the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

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Minister for Europe statement on elections in Georgia

Minister for Europe statement on elections in Georgia

Minister for Europe, Alan Duncan, congratulates the Georgian people on the conduct of Parliamentary elections

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Foreign Office statement clarifying media reports on working with international academics

Foreign Office statement clarifying media reports on working with international academics

Foreign Office issues statement on recent media reports on working with international academics

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Minister Ellwood statement on death sentence issued in Gaza

Minister Ellwood statement on death sentence issued in Gaza

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns death sentence issued in Gaza

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Inter Milan v Southampton travel advice

Inter Milan v Southampton travel advice

Travel advice for Southampton fans travelling to Milan, Italy, for the UEFA Europa League, Inter v Southampton match on Thursday 20 October 2016.

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Minister for the Middle East statement on plans to construct a new settlement in the West Bank

Minister for the Middle East statement on plans to construct a new settlement in the West Bank

Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, condemns announcement to construct a new settlement near Shilo in the West Bank

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Baroness Anelay closing statement on the 33rd Human Rights Council

Baroness Anelay closing statement on the 33rd Human Rights Council

Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council.

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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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