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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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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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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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Foreign Secretary welcomes the release of Nadiya Savchenko

Foreign Secretary welcomes the release of Nadiya Savchenko

Nadiya Savchenko has been released following her illegal detention in Russia.

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UK Statement on Resumption of Inter Burundi Dialogue

UK Statement on Resumption of Inter Burundi Dialogue

UK Special Envoy welcomes the resumption of the Dialogue and the leadership of President Mkapa

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Foreign Secretary at EU Foreign Ministers' meeting on counter Daesh

Foreign Secretary at EU Foreign Ministers' meeting on counter Daesh

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is attending the Foreign Ministers' meeting on 23 May in Brussels, which will focus on the counter-Daesh strategy, Libya and migration

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UK concerned by political intimidation in DRC

UK concerned by political intimidation in DRC

UK Special Envoy to the Africa Great Lakes questions the Democratic Republic of Congo's government’s commitment to inclusive dialogue and elections

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Sweden v Wales: Travel advice

Sweden v Wales: Travel advice

Travel advice for Wales supporters travelling to Stockholm for the Sweden - Wales friendly at Friends Arena on the 5 June.

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Hugo Swire welcomes Chilean President to Chile Day 2016 in London

Hugo Swire welcomes Chilean President to Chile Day 2016 in London

The UK was proud to host the sixth consecutive Chile Day in London

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Baroness Anelay celebrates World Red Cross and Red Crescent Week

Baroness Anelay celebrates World Red Cross and Red Crescent Week

The Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Baroness Anelay celebrated World Red Cross and Red Crescent Week

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Joint Statement by the Foreign Secretary and the Chief Minister of Gibraltar

Joint Statement by the Foreign Secretary and the Chief Minister of Gibraltar

During the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Gibraltar today (May 11), he and the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, issued the following joint statement:

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia

Mr Justin McKenzie Smith has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Georgia

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Nuevo Embajador Británico para Uruguay

Nuevo Embajador Británico para Uruguay

Ian Duddy ha sido designado Embajador de Su Majestad Británica para Uruguay.

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Comunicado de prensa conjunto México Reino Unido

Comunicado de prensa conjunto México   Reino Unido

Esta reunión representó una oportunidad para evaluar el estado de la relación bilateral Reino Unido - México

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Queen's Birthday Party 2016 Speech by H.E. Vicki Treadell

Queen's Birthday Party 2016   Speech by H.E. Vicki Treadell

The British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, spoke at the annual Queen's Birthday Party celebrations.

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